The Minister for Business Development, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal has donated a 50KVA generator to the Tamale Nurses and Midwives Training College (NMTC).
According to the Minister, the GH¢120,000.00 generator is to facilitate adequate power supply and enhance stability of power in facilities in the school.
Presenting the generator to the school, the Minister disclosed that the need for the generator in the school was brought to his attention by the principal upon his visit to the school some months back to see how the school was doing.
“The principal made some complaints that they needed some help to increase the intake of the school and to improve the quality of teaching and learning. And the immediate concern was lack of generator, which affected their examination”, he said.
He stated that the purchased generator is going to improve the power capacity of the school and to further enable the students write their examinations without the usual power cuts.
Dr. Awal added that the principal also made an appeal for a pick-up vehicle to facilitate movement and running of the school activities, which he promised he is going to procure for the school in due cause.
He, however, urged the principal and the entire staff of the Tamale NMTC to put in much more effort to enhance quality health training and to further increase the intake of the school.
Examination In The School
The Principal of the College, Mr. Abdulai Abdul-Malik after receiving the donation revealed that, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) examination is conducted online which made it necessary for the school to have a stable power supply during the examination period to avoid inconveniencing students taking the exams.
The Principal said during the examination, the NMC preferred laboratories that were connected to generators other than the national grid to prevent power interruptions.
“With the national grid, there are interruptions that come without prior notices, but with the generator, the power is always stable which makes the examination smooth”, the principal said.
Mr. Abdulai Abdul-Malik expressed his appreciation on behalf of the staff and students of the Tamale NMTC to the Minister for donating the generator to support the activities of the institution, and further appealed to the government to look into providing more facilities including hostels and classroom blocks to accommodate the high number of students enrolled.
He said with the high numbers granduants from the various senior high schools, it has become paramount that the school is equipped with the needed facilities to absorb the increase in number.
“The first batch of the Free Senior High School students just came out and the pass rate is high. So in our next intake, there’s going to be pressure on the available facilities since the intake rate will be high,” he stated.