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The National Accreditation Board and the Nurses and Midwives Council have confirmed that the Afia Kobi Nursing and Midwifery Training School in Kumasi has been operating close to two years without accreditation.

In January this year the Nurses and Midwifery Council issued a public notice warning the general public against enrolling at the school.

Named after the Asantehemaa, the school located at Tafo Nhyieaso in Kumasi has over four hundred students who are yet to graduate.

Public Relations Officer for the Nurses and Midwives Council, Eric Ayittey told Luv News’ Erastus Asare Donkor although the council has warned the general public, the council does not have powers to close down the school.

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Aside from the accreditation issue, some female students of the school, have been recounting incidents where the proprietor, Samuel Owusu Ababio has sexually been molesting them.

They alleged that Samuel Owusu Ababio has on several occasions tried to have sex with them at the corridor of the school’s bath-house and in the classroom.

But the proprietor has vehemently denied the allegations.

However, some students said they have even reported cases of physical assault involving him to the Tafo Pankrono Police Division.

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana has released a list of 25 unaccredited nursing and midwifery institutions running Nurse Assistant (HAC), Nursing or Midwifery programmes.

In a release issued by the Registrar on Thursday, Accra was identified as having seven unaccredited institutions including,  Ripples Healthcare (Korle-Gonno), Peniel School of Allied Health and Health Management Institute (Dansoman).

Read the the release below:

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana would like to inform the general public that it has not accredited the under-listed institutions to run Nurse Assistant (HAC), Nursing or Midwifery programmes in the country:

No. REGION INSTITUTION
1 Eastern
  • Dasein Practical School of Nursing (HAC) – Akim-Oda
  • Ensign University College of Public Health
  • St. Augustines Nursing School, Tei Nkwanta
2 Central
  • International College Of Health Studies Ankaful Junction Cape Coast
  • Christian Health Care, Asikuma
  • St. Andrews Nursing School, AssinFosu
3 Northern
  • Mon Reve Health Care/Nursing Training School,Tamale
4 Upper West
  • Mon Reve Health Care Institute, Wa
5 Western Region
  • New Crystal Health Care, Takoradi
  • Premier Health Care, Takoradi
6 Brong Ahafo
  • REA College of Health, Sunyani
  • SAARS Academy, Bechem
  • Mount Olive Health Care Institute, Techiman Municipality
  • Itellis Healthcare Institute, Techiman
  • Monreve Health Care Institute, Dormaa Ahenkro
7 Ashanti region
  • Newman College of Nursing, Atwima Techiman near Kwadaso
  • Boakye Dankwa Memorial Healthcare Training Institute, Dikyemso-Kumasi
  • Afia Kobi Nursing Training College, Moro Market, Tafo Nhyiaeso
8 Upper East Nil
9 Greater Accra
  • Kings College of Health and Business Studies, Mendskrom
  • Ripples Healthcare, Korle-Gonno
  • Peniel School of Allied Health
  • Health Management Institute Dansoman
  • Golden Sunbeam International College of Science and Technology
  •  School of Health and Allied Sciences, Dodowa
  • Greenhills school of Health Sciences, Near Malam Market
10 Volta Nil

Members of the public who enroll into any of these institutions for nursing or midwifery related programmes do so at their own risk.

Institutions currently pursuing professional accreditation by the Council are advised not to advertise or admit students until they have completed the process.

Issued by the Registrar  
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