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Ho Nurses’ Training College to conduct survey into poor performance in licensure examinations

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The Ho Community Health and Registered General Nurses’ Training College is to institute an assessment of the causes of poor performance of students in their licensure examinations lately.

The College would also, beginning from the current academic semester, conduct what was termed, end of semester course and tutor evaluation, to help improve teaching and learning at the College.

Mrs Josephine Ansu-Gyeabour, Principal of the College announced this at the matriculation of 424 students into the College on Tuesday.

She noted that licensure examination results of Registered General Nurse students in the College dropped from 71 per cent in 2009 to 55 per cent in 2010 and further dropped to 41 per cent in 2011, while that of the Community Health improved from 59 per cent in 2009 to 80 per cent in 2010.

Mrs Ansu-Gyeabour therefore warned the fresh students against malingering, absenteeism and over-indulgence in extracurricular activities.

“These are some of the perceived student factors that might have accounted for the poor performance of students in their licensure of late.

“I encourage you to set for yourselves high academic and moral objectives to pass your licensure examination at first sitting,” she said.

Mama Serwa Fenu I,  Queen of Taviefe who chaired the event advised students against taking “short cuts” to pass their exams.

“The preparation for your licensure examination must start from now,” she urged.

Mama Serwa Fenu urged them to use dialogue to resolve all misunderstandings so they did not disrupt lessons.

Colonel Cyril Necku, Deputy Volta Regional Minister reiterated government’s commitment to supporting education and urged students to do their part by learning and passing their examinations.

Mr Godwin Pongo, Administrator at the Regional Health Directorate who represented the Regional Director of Health Services cautioned students against homosexuality and lesbianism.

He said the practice was against the laws of the country and advised students to attach all seriousness to their written, oral and practical lessons.

Mr Michael Opare, President of the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the College appealed to government and other stakeholders to help build more classrooms for the College to reduce overcrowding.

He said over 70 per cent of students in the College were non-residential and called for the construction of hostels to lessen the difficulties students went through commuting between town and the College.

Source: GNA

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