2 Nursing training institutions partner to create jobs

BY: Kwadwo Baffoe Donkor
Dr Margaret Opiah (left), Head of Nursing and Midwifery Science Department, UNICAL, presenting a gift to Mr Albert Acquah, Founder of GCUC
Dr Margaret Opiah (left), Head of Nursing and Midwifery Science Department, UNICAL, presenting a gift to Mr Albert Acquah, Founder of GCUC

The Garden City University College (GCUC) based in Kenyasi in the Kwabre East District in the Ashanti Region has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Calabar (UNICAL) in the Cross River State in Nigeria for collaboration in the training of health professionals, particularly midwives, in their respective countries.

Partnership

The partnership was to enable the two institutions to expand their tentacles on the continent.

The Founder of the GCUC, Mr Albert Acquah, was in Nigeria recently to tour the UNICAL as part of the partnership process and to acquaint himself with the facilities and areas of interest of the university.

He said due to the strategic importance of the midwifery profession, there was a need to share ideas and knowledge in order to further uplift the profession.

He explained that GCUC had come to seek collaboration with UNICAL on the training of midwives, and expressed optimism that the collaboration would be sustained.

He expressed further optimism that the collaboration would open doors of opportunities for youth employment and skills acquisition in their respective countries.

Future

Mr Acquah said the university was ready to start a post-graduate programme in midwifery, and was awaiting the approval of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, its sponsoring university.

When approved, GCUC would become the first and only university in the country offering midwifery at the post-graduate level.

“We have submitted all our documents and course contents, and we have the human resource to handle the programme, and we are just waiting for the green light to start running the programme,” Mr Acquah told the Daily Graphic.