Sunyani Nursing and Midwifery Training College refutes media reports

Mr David Amalba Ayinne

Mr David Amalba Ayinne

Authorities of the Sunyani Nursing and Midwifery Training College (NMTC) on Wednesday debunked media reports that both male and female students of the college shared the same sanitary facilities.

The college authorities condemned the purported publication that has gone viral on various social media platforms, describing it as untrue, unfortunate and unacceptable.

Mr David Amalba Ayinne, the Principal of the NMTC, refuted the story, when he conducted journalists round to inspect the level of infrastructural development in the college, and said, it was only female students who were being accommodated on campus.

Established in 2004 with only 40 students, the principal said the college was fast growing with current student population of 1,150, made up of 300 males and 850 females.

He said that the NMTC could boost of several physical infrastructural development projects such as lecture halls, modern sanitary facilities, ICT center and skills laboratories.

 

Mr Ayinne said with funding from its Internally Generated Fund (IGF), the college built a two-storey administration block at the cost of GHC195,000, and a modern library.

He indicated that plans were far advanced for the college to construct modern hostel to accommodate male students on campus.

Mr Ayinne said performance of students had improved in the past three years, as the college recorded 96 per cent pass in Registered General Nursing (RGN) examination, and 98 per cent in Registered Nursing Assistance examination.

 

He said because of its infrastructural development, and improvement in academic performance, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) had given approval for the college to start degree progammes in Nursing and Midwifery.

Mr Ayinne the college was collaborating with the KNUST for students do top-up programmes and other courses.

He urged journalists to be circumspect in their reportage on the college.

 

Meanwhile, Students Representative Council (SRC) has condemned the media reports.

According to Gideon Amoah Kyeremeh, the president of the SRC, no student had complaint about the sanitary situation at the college, and the boys hostel as well, and described the media report as a ploy to dent the image of the college.

He told reporters that the water closet on campus and at the boys’ hotel were functioning well, and advised the students to contact the college authorities for clarification about issues rather than rushing to the media.

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