Stop using your ‘alawa’ for sports betting – N/R Minister to nursing students


The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Shani Alhassan Saibu, has expressed concern about betting among nursing students and the general public, stating that such acts are a bad habit and not appropriate for a professional nurse, and he has advised students not to use their allowance for sports betting.

He was speaking at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Tamale Nurses and Midwives Training College in Tamale over the weekend.

Alhaji Shani implored the student to possess attributes of good communication skills and care, as well as compassion for their patients. 

“I urge you to attend to your clients with commitment and a good heart without considering the person’s social status or belonging. Alhaji Shani said.

Meanwhile, the principal of the school, Dr. Abdulai Abdul-Malik, touted the successes of the school in the past 50 years but said the school is challenged in terms of infrastructure.

He said, “The college needs hostel facilities and classrooms to accommodate the growing population, as well as an auditorium to host events such as this.”

Dr. Malik said the college has prepared itself to attain full tertiary status and that the college is awaiting programme accreditation from the nursing and midwifery council of Ghana to commence the admission process.

The Tamale Nurses and Midwives Training College was established in 1974 with some 18 students but now has about 1,845 students pursuing various healthcare programmes.

The anniversary was under the theme 50 Years of Excellence in Nursing Education: The Contribution of NMTC Tamale.

By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe/

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