The Ministry of Education is developing plans to ensure student education in science increases to 60% by 2030, said Reverend John Ntim Forddjour, Deputy Minister of Education.
Already, the ministry is to start a one-year pre-engineering course at the University of Mines, Tarkwa and the University of Pentecost to leverage public-private partnership and prepare the minds of students to follow science lessons.
Rev. Ntim Fordjour announced this during the 2020/2021 Graduation Program and 2021/2022 Matriculation Programs for Nursing and Medical Students at Family Health University College, Accra on Thursday.
He said the government was also working with stakeholders to introduce students to a one-year pre-medical program to encourage most of them to train as medical personnel to reduce the doctor-to-doctor ratio. patient in the country.
The Deputy Minister explained that although Ghana was ranked 14and in Saharan South Africa with more than 6000 patients per doctor, it was necessary to adopt pragmatic measures likely to increase the number of doctors in the system.
He commended the staff and management of Family Health University College (FHUC) for complementing the government in training medical personnel and assured that the government will continue to create an environment conducive to better collaborations.
He called on students to reap the rewards of their parents’ investments by demonstrating professionalism in their fields of work.
Professor Enyonam Yao Kwawukume, Founder and President of FHUC, said the school’s vision is to produce highly qualified nurses and midwives for equitable distribution of quality health care.
“With the privilege of joining the school comes the responsibility of championing the school’s vision.
“So I encourage you to aim for excellence and to be disciplined. You need to carefully allocate the time you spend on your books, on social engagements, and on social media. Be analytical and learn to question accepted ideas in a refined way. Your main purpose in coming here is to study and I urge you to channel your energies in that direction.
“This is a university college with an extraordinary vision and mission. It is uniquely and strategically located to overlook the Atlantic Ocean, giving it a great atmosphere for learning.
He urged the students to keep in mind and abide by the registration oath they have taken and be guided by the rules and regulations in the student handbook.
To the graduates, he told their hard work would pay off in years to come.
“In my experience so far in life and career, the most rewarding and meaningful moments have come not just from using my talent or knowledge, but rather from learning to gather courage and to make the most of opportunities. Be bold, firm and assertive.
“The choice you have made to join the family health fraternity and graduate from the School of Nursing and Midwifery indicates that you are someone who faces challenges and is ready to seize opportunities. There is nothing we need more these days than people who are ready to take on challenges. You can do it. You have to do it.”