212 Graduate In Nursing and Midwifery At Ntungamo Health training Institute
By Rurekyera Geofrey
The minister of Education and sports who is also the 1st lady Honourable, Janet Kataaha Museveni has strongly urged all Nurses and Midwives in the country to serve public diligently by use of the skills and knowledge acquired to shake and change the world.
In her massage read by minister of Kampala Betty Kamya Turwomwe yesterday during the first ever graduation ceremony of Nurses and midwives of Ntungamo Health training Institute held at its premises at Nyarutuuntu Ruhaama county Ntungamo District, Minister Janet Museveni told the graduates that their professional is extremely noble professional which requires a range of skills and good heart while executing their duties.
She also appeals to the political, civic leaders and communities to continue tirelessly supporting the Institution for a greater horizon and hailed parents for embracing the education of their children.
Minister Kamya tasked them to be dedicated, hard work, sacrifice because they are not only dealing with people who are distressed, ill or injured but also people who are anxious, frightened, confused and they are on front line as comforters and encouragers.
The Ntungamo Health training Institute was established by the district council in July 2011 and the institute was started officially in November 2011 as Ntungamo district project with only 76 students but now has 260 students.
The chairman LCV Ntungamo District, the initiator of the idea, Singahache Denis Simpson noted that he was humbled to realize the dream of starting the Nursing school in Ntungamo district and it has now yielded best fruits before he retired from active politics.
Singahache thanked the ministry of education and sports, district council and the administration for financial and material support for the achievement.
He also lauded the staff, students and parents for their patience, and commitment in hard times saying that education is only tool a parent can give to a child for social and economic transformation.
The Principal Ntungamo health Training Institute, Tukamuhabwa Wilber highlights what has been done, what is being done, what will be done including diploma in Nurses and Midwifery in May 2018 and in near future upgrade to Science university.
Tukamuhabwa asked graduates to be good ambassadors of the Institute by handling patients with care and avoid promiscuity.
At least 212 students have graduated in Nursing and midwifery, and among them was Niwamanya Junicah, the wife to Dr. Karuhanga Nicholas, the proprietor of Doctors’ Referral Hospital Rubaare.