Students urged to be innovative
Tarkwa, April 23, GNA - The Midwifery Training School in Tarkwa on Wednesday matriculated 208 students, with a call on trainees to take their practical training seriously, and be innovative.
The matriculation ceremony was under the theme 'Improving maternal and child health through quality training.'
Speaking at the function, the Principal of the school, Madam Ivy Peace Ananga, said midwives played a central role in ensuring safe motherhood during pregnancy and childbirth.
She enumerated some roles midwives played such as the promotion of adolescent health and prevention of life threatening diseases like malaria, Ebola and HIV/AIDS.
She stressed the need to strengthen midwifery education in the country to produce more care givers who can give evidence-based and cost effective care.
She noted the World Health Organisation has tasked countries to put strategies in place to regularly update the knowledge of health workers and improve their clinical skills.
The Principal assured the students that at end of the three year programme they would be awarded an academic certificate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and a professional certificate from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The Principal entreated the students to avoid negative behaviours, such as the dependence on hand outs, old lecture notes and poor reading habits, and take their studies seriously..