The Head of Monitoring and Evaluation of the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI), Ing. Christian Agordah, has stated that the benefits gained from Healthcare graduates are enormous.
Speaking as the Guest of Honour at the Graduation and Matriculation Ceremony of the Mab Health Training Institute at Darkumah in Accra, Ing. Agordah noted that the demand for Healthcare graduates will increase drastically at Homes for the Aged and individuals as well as Hospitals so the youth should take advantage of that opportunity to pursue the course for a better future.
The theme for the colourful ceremony was ‘Becoming a Healthcare Graduate with a Difference.”
He observed that to be a Healthcare graduate with a difference; the Healthcare graduate should be customer friendly, have strong sense of empathy, be courteous or respectful and also support patients who are psychologically down.
Ing. Agordah said other good qualities that health workers should process include being a team player and be able to work with other colleagues at the work place or Hospital and avail themselves to capacity building among others.
He emphasized that if the above characteristics are nurtured by a healthcare professional, then he or she will be a worker with a difference.
He suggested to insurance companies to consider rolling out a product on ‘care for the Aged to the public so that citizens can start contributing towards their future for the provision of healthcare services at old age by agencies that will be going into healthcare service delivery.
He also appealed to entrepreneurs to consider setting up Agencies that will take advantage of the aging population, and also help support the carrier woman in the retirement and posting of the healthcare graduates to homes for the aged, individuals, hospitals, orphanages, pre-schools and other places where their services will be needed.
He advised the matriculants to eschew any form of examination malpractices and be serious with their studies, so that success will be attained at the end instead of embarrassment.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Institute, Dr. Jacob Akuamoah – Boateng, stated that the institution has been a strong pillar of healthcare training since its inception in 2012 and has trained over 200 students who have passed through the school and are doing very well in their various areas of endeavours.
According to him, over the years, the quality of training has improved and that this year all students who took the NVTI Certificate one exams passed with a special record set by the certificate two graduating students with 4 distinctions, stressing that each time the school takes NVTI exams they get 100 per cent.
He encouraged the matriculants to humble themselves for the school rules and regulations to pass through them and also learn had to secure a better future.
The Principal of the School, Mrs. Rose Gomashie, said they will introduce new courses such as Allied Sciences in Lab Technology and Sonography among others.
The School, she said, will also establish a nursing home to provide employment opportunities for their Healthcare students.
By Bernard Quanson