Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia has commissioned Ghana’s first Islamic Nursing Training College at Aplaku in the Greater Accra Region.
He inaugurated the facility over the weekend with leadership of the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa from Ghana and Nigeria.
The facility was built and opened by the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa, and it is expected to help the existing nursing training colleges to provide professional nursing training in the country. The Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa is the largest group of Muslims and the only group whose beliefs and teachings are said to be truly in accordance with the Qur’an.
At the ceremony, Dr. Bawumia said despite the existence of over 90 public nursing training colleges across the country, they are inadequate in meeting the growing admission demands of Senior High School (SHS) graduates.
He said the private sector, especially Faith-based organisations, had played leading roles in complementing government’s efforts at expanding access to nursing training by establishing nursing schools.
He noted that the Islamic Nursing Training School is a welcome addition to these schools, and it would offer more admission opportunities to young Ghanaians aspiring to become nurses.
Dr. Bawumia also commended the leadership of the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamma, as well as all those who contributed towards building the Islamic Nursing Training School for the various contributions.