SOLEMN LAUNCHING OF THE 2021/2022 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR TRAINING SCHOOLS FOR HEALTH PERSONNEL IN THE NORTH WEST REGIONIt was a mammoth crowd of students, guests and other school personalities who turned out in their number to attend to the launching ceremony of 2021/2022 academic year for training schools for Health Personnel affiliated to the Ministry of Public Health in the North West Region. It was on the 2nd of December 2021 within the premises of the State Registered Nurse Training School of Health personnel, considered as the Mother of Training Schools for Health Personnel in the North West Region.
The colorful ceremony was presided over by the North West Regional Delegate for Public Health Dr. Che Soh Kingsley who for the occasion, was accompanied by the Chief of Bureau for Partnership and the Training Mrs Clotilde Ngante and the Director of Bamenda Regional Hospital Dr. Nsame Denis. Among the 14 directors representing the 14 public and private health care training institutions under the mentorship of the Ministry of public health, we could notice the delegation from Catholic School of Health Science, Shisong made up of the Director some staff and students who braved the odd of insecurity to attend the ceremonyDr Loh Stanley, the Dean of director during his welcome speech highlighted some challenges which need to be addressed by the hierarchy. They range from the inadequate enrolments, rampant interruptions in electricity supply rendering the use of modern teaching/learning methods difficult, dilapidated buildings of state-owned institutions and lack of securement since there is no fence.
On his part the Regional Delegate of public Health promised to faithfully channel all the plights to the Minister of Public Health with concrete proposals to address them. While reminding the theme of this year: “Academic Year 2021/2022: The Time for Reform”, he highlighted the drastic drop in performance the just ended school year and the link with the chosen theme. He then urged students for hard work, discipline, conscientiousness and assiduity to help catch up with one month late. He went further by reminding the sanitary context marked by the Covid 19 pandemic in which all the school family has to fully participate in the response by setting example. He also presented the reforms undertook to improve on the school curricula as the supervisory role of the Regional Delegation of Public Health will be reinforced with the technical assistance of the Regional Delegation of Secondary education.He appreciated the relentless efforts put in place by the teaching staff despite the numerous shortcomings. He urged them to continue with the commitment and endurance as the output of the students in field remain competitive in the job market.