The Nursing and Midwifery Council has ordered principals of nursing schools to allow pregnant students and nursing mothers to write examinations.
Over the last month, principals of two midwifery schools; the Pantang Midwifery School and the Gushegu Nursing training college have been in the news for preventing pregnant students from taking part in ongoing exams.
The cases sparked a backlash with some of the affected students vowing to defy the directive from their authorities.
Some of the principals have insisted the rule is a directive from the Midwifery Council.
But Registrar of the National Midwifery Council, Felix Nyanteh, in an interview with Starr News’ Naa Dedei Tettey said there is no such directive which prevents pregnant and nursing mothers from writing exams.
“We had a meeting and brought all the principals together chaired by the deputy minister of health, Tina Mensah and the conclusion of the matter is that from today onward no principal will bar students from writing licensing exams or any college exams and the reason is that we do not have any laws in our statues; that if you are pregnant you cannot take any exams”.
Meanwhile, one of the embattled nurses has welcomed the news and expressed her appreciation for the timely intervention.
“I am very happy about the news and I thank Starr FM for airing my story and following it up to this logical conclusion I’m yet to hear from the school if indeed they have received the directive to allow us to write. So I will go there tomorrow and see what happens,” she said.