Female trainees in various nursing training colleges in the country have been urged to eschew immoral behaviour and dress decently to uphold and preserve womanhood.
They are also advised to make acceptable hair styles as required by the nurses’ code of dressing.
Mr David Amalba Ayine the Principal of the Sunyani Nursing Midwifery Training College (SNMTC) emphasized that female trainees exposed themselves to unnecessary dangers if they dress to expose sensitive parts of their bodies.
Addressing the 10th Matriculation ceremony of the College, which ushered into the College, 397 fresh students, Mr Ayine said indecent dressing was contrary to the professional ethics of nursing.
The fresh students comprised of 340 females and 57 males and are pursuing Programmes in Registered General Nursing, Registered Midwifery and Registered Nurse Assistant.
They are among a total of 2,357 candidates who applied for admission into the college in the 2018/2019 academic year.
Mr Ayine explained that every profession, had a standard code of dressing and told the students to desist from emulating other professional celebrities in their dressing.
He told the fresh students that their continuous stay in the college and successful completion largely depended on academic performance and discipline.
He explained that the college was progressing steadily saying, it obtained 50.4 percent pass in the Registered General Nursing Licensing Examination in 2018.
The first batch of the Registered Midwifery students also obtained 64 percent in the licensing examination.
Mr Ayine said the college was currently accommodating 100 percent of its female students in campus, adding that, the college had enough funds in its IGF and it was waiting for approval from the Ministry of Health to construct a male hostel as well.
He described the male students’ resident outside the campus as a source of worry for the management as they were also concerned about their security and welfare.
The principal said the untarred road network in the College gave cause to erosion during rainy season and rendered some areas of the College inaccessible and appealed to the Sunyani Municipal Assembly to come to their aid.
Another daunting challenge, he mentioned was the security of the resident female students, which he said was under threat as thieves periodically sneaked in to steal the students laptop and mobile phones.
Mr Ayin appealed to the Regional Police Command to come to their aid by assigning one police officer on duty at night inside campus to support the college unarmed security personnel.
Mr Martin Obeng, the Sunyani West District Chief Executive advised the students to concentrate on their books, pass their examinations and go out to serve society in humility.