The Bole Nursing and Midwifery Training College has officially launched its 10th-anniversary celebration at an event that was held on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the College’s premises.
Speaking at the event, the College’s Principal, Madam Christina Terbobri, emphasized that the celebration is not much of a festivity but a solemn occasion to pause and look back at this journey to date.
“While we want to recognize and highlight our successes and achievements, it is also a moment to look ahead at the mountains we must still climb and the Many Rivers to Cross. Our purpose of gathering here is simple. To join and celebrate with us as we launch the commencement of our 10 year anniversary”
Recounting the college’s achievement and successes since its inception in 2012, she said she wants to say a special thank you to the MP for Bole-Bamboi Constituency, Alhaji Mohammed Limuna Munira, a Former Agricultural Minister under the erstwhile John Mahama administration, District Director of health among other influencial personalities who blazed the trail in uncharted water to lay the sound foundation for the take-off of the College which is arguable the first of its kind in the District.
Madam Christina, Principal of the College, said a student from the institution was ranked as the best based on the performance in the Licentiate examination conducted by the Nurses and Midwifery Council NMC) of Ghana in 2022.
She credited such enviable academic performance to the commitment and dedication of the College’s staff, irrespective of their challenging conditions.
According to her, lack of funds, inadequate infrastructure,lack of staff accommodation, lack of fence wall are some of the teething challenges confronting the institution.
She said the College had over the past years trained over 1,000 nurses and currently has a population of 427 students from 64 in 2021.
Additionally, the 10th anniversary will climax all activities in September 2022 with a colourful durbar.
Speaking at the event , the Savannah Regional Minister, Hon. Muazu Jibril, lauded the innovations and successes chalked by the college.
He also indicated that the Bole District Assembly will consider building an ultra-modern 2 – bed room bungalow to aid the college.
According to him, Ghana is moving assiduously towards attaining Universal Health Coverage, “we define UHC as all people in Ghana have timely access to high-quality health services irrespective of the ability to pay at the point of use.”
He, however, added that to have access to high-quality health services, there is the need to have highly trained health professionals.
Hon. Jibril, said the NPP government had placed premium on health training institutions in the country and called on Management of the institution to play their part well to define the direction that would allow the Ministry of Health (MOH), not only to train, but to retain the nation’s health workers at the levels where they were needed most.
He also promised to donate some street light bulbs to lighten all corners of the college.
The Member of Parliament, Hon. Yusif Sulemana, who was also present at the event pledged 100 bags of cement and some number of street lights in support of the anniversary celebration.
He lauded the efforts of the staff in ensuring that the college falls within the best colleges in the country.
Speaking on behalf of the Paramount Chief of the Bole Traditional Area, Mr Abdulai Haruna, the secretary to the Paramount Chief said that the Chief has donated two bulls and an undisclosed amount to the institution to enable them organise a successful anniversary.
He also indicated that the Chief is considering to build a hall for the college which shall bear his name Sarfo Kutuge Feso l, hall.
It was full of pomp and pageantry under the distinguished patronage of Regional Minister, Muazu Jibril, the Member of Parliament for Bole-Bamboi, the DCE for the District, Chiefs, Heads of Departments and both teaching and non- teaching staff