Barring any unexpected challenges, Ghana will from July this year join South Africa and Kenya to become the third African country to conduct nursing and midwifery licensing exams online. In developing an examination policy for the conduct of the online licensing exams, the Nursing and Midwifery Council held a stakeholders meeting on February 1, 2018, to deliberate on a draft policy developed by the Council.
The meeting brought together representatives from Conference of Principals of Health Training Institutions (COHETTI), Ghana Association of Health Training Institutions (GAHTI) and Ghana Nurses and Midwives Training Association (GNMTA).
The rest were Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA), Valley View University College (VVUC), Narh-Bita College of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Training College- Cape Coast, Nurse Educators’ Group, Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives and National Association of Registered Midwives Ghana.
The Registrar of the Council, Mr. Felix Nyante in his opening remarks said the meeting was organized to get all stakeholders to deliberate and make significant contributions on the policy document that would guide the conduct of the examinations.
Participants made significant contributions to the draft policy which is expected to be finalized by the end of February this year.
Mr. Ampem Darko Oklodu – Abbey and Mrs. Annie F. Oddoye both Operations Officers from the Council, took participants through brief presentations on the online examinations and the draft policy of the online examination.
At the end of the meeting, the participants, led by the Registrar, went to see the Council’s newly built model computer laboratory which will also be used as an examination center.
The online exams is to commence in July this year.