Presbyterian Nursing and Midwifery College, Dormaa Ahenkro in Bono Region has repeated 71-year-old first-year students because their academic performance fell below a GPA of 1.0.
Dr. Agyeman-Prempeh Charles, Principal of Dormaa Presbyterian Nursing and Midwifery Training College, emphasised that this decision is intended to provide these students with an opportunity to improve their academic standing and catch up with their peers.
According to Dr. Agyeman-Prempeh, the repetition is intended to contribute to the future training and development of competent nurses and midwives. The college aims to ensure that its graduates meet the demands and expectations of the healthcare profession by establishing high academic standards.
“The school has rules and regulations. One of them is that, before you progress from the first year to the second year, you need a cumulative grade point. Across all the universities, it is 1.0. If you do not get 1.0, you will be repeated. So, it is true that I have repeated them, but it is because of poor academic performance. Are we training the students to save lives? If yes, then it is better we ensure they are repeated to improve his learning outcomes. I have not dismissed any students,” Dr. Agyeman-Prempeh told journalists.
He stated that this approach reflects Dormaa Presbyterian Nursing and Midwifery College’s commitment to maintaining excellence in nursing and midwifery education, emphasising the importance of academic achievement for future healthcare practitioners.