Parents Chase Principal With Cash

THE PRINCIPAL of the Seventh Day Adventist Nursing and Midwifery Training College at Kwadaso in Kumasi (SDA NMTC), Daniel Attah-Tuffour, has sternly cautioned parents who want admission for their wards in the school not to attempt bribing him because it will not work.

He recounted how some parents had tried in vain in the past to meet him outside his office and coerce him with money and other incentives to secure admission for their children but were turned away, stressing that ‘admission into this school is not for sale.’

Mr Attah-Tuffour said, ‘I do not take cash or anything in kind for admission. If you need assistance for admission, try to see the principal on time even though it is difficult to find him during admission periods. Do not use intermediaries to see the principal.’

He said he is a God-fearing person and cannot stoop so low to accept bribes and offer admission to students, stressing that his school only admits qualified students.

Mr Attah-Tuffour was speaking at the 11th Matriculation for Nurse Trainees and 12th Matriculation for Midwifery Trainees, which was under the theme: ‘Enhancing Human Resource Development in Nursing and Midwifery: the Contribution of Adventist Education over the Decade.’

In all, 2,711 qualified applicants were called for interview, but 1,591 reported for both Midwifery and General Nursing.

Out of the 1,591 applicants who were interviewed, 402 were admitted—169 for Midwifery and 333 for General Nursing. This includes 235 females and 98 males.

Mr Attah-Tuffour stated that the school upholds discipline and that any student who would flout the school’s rules would be sanctioned appropriately, adding, ‘When disciplinary action is taken against any person in the college, pleading and begging for leniency is not accepted. We do not expect a pastor, politician, traditional authority or an opinion leader to seek for mercy.’

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi 

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