The Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Mr. Felix Nyante says amid the unexpected circumstances, the conduct of the 2020 online licensing examinations for the Auxiliary and Basic programmes would be in phases starting July 20, 2020.
He said all Heads of Nursing and Midwifery Training Institutions have been tasked to ensure that the coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocols are strictly adhered to in their various schools.
The Registrar in a Zoom meeting with the Heads said this forms part of preparations towards the conduct of the 2020 online licensing examinations.
Mr. Nyante stressed the need for the Head to ensure that trainees, tutors and non-teaching staff wear facemasks, observe social distancing protocols and practice good hygiene.
He noted that the central government through the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service has made adequate provision for personal protective equipment (PPE) to all public and private schools.
“The Council is aware that a good number of schools have received their allocations. Heads of Institutions who have not yet received theirs are requested to approach their regional medical stores to receive their allocation”.
He added that the Council will collaborate effectively with the Training Institutions to ensure that there are adequate social distancing mechanisms and adherence to safety protocols at the examination centres by both candidates and invigilators.
The President of the Conference of Heads of Health Training Institutions (COHHETI) on behalf of the Heads, gave an assurance of their readiness to support the Council conduct the Online Licensing Examinations in phases in a virus-free environment.