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15.09.2016 Education

Poor infrastructure at Bolgatanga NTC affecting academic activities

By GNA
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Bolgatanga, Sept. 15, GNA - The poor infrastructure at the Bolgatanga Nurses' Training College (NTC) is negatively affecting academic activities.

The College is saddled with uncompleted structures, inadequate lecture halls inadequate, accommodation for tutors, poor road network to the College, inadequate books in the library and is unable to meet the needs of the growing population of about 525 students.

Mr William Sebil, the Vice Principal of the College, said this at a ceremony to welcome the Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur as part of his campaign tour of the Northern and Upper East Regions.

He said the school was noted for its high academic performance and discipline and had a pass rate which placed it on a high pedestal per the results released by the Nurses' and Midwifery Council (NMC) of Ghana in August 2015.

Mr Sebil said the College was the oldest in the Region and had churned out many registered nurses working all over the country since its establishment in the 1950s.

The Vice Principal expressed gratitude to government for providing 300 double beds and 600 mattresses to the institution and appealed to government for book and research allowance for tutors.

Mr Mahama Ayariga, the Minister of Science, Environment, Technology and Innovation, assured the students who carried placards which read 'No allowance, no vote', that government was committed to making sure NTCs were improved.

He said government will work to reduce the burden on them as it would be reintroducing their allowances in a different form.

GNA

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