Kintampo College of Health students hit streets to protest

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Students of the Kintampo College of Health and Well-Being Thursday poured onto the principal streets of Kintampo to protest the non-accreditation of three of their degree programmes.

In a peaceful procession, the students wield placards some of which read: “Incompetent management must go,” “No Accreditation, No Exams,” “We stand by our degree students”.

The programs are Physician Assistant, Mental Health and Dental Therapy.

In a petition addressed to Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Edward Etse Aloryito, the protest leader alleged that some tutors of the college “have turned themselves into cabals of the college and must go” to pave way for the physician assistant program accreditation by the Ghana Medical and Dental Council.”

He continued, “We the physician assistant interns of College of Health who are on record to have been inducted by the Ghana Medical and Dental Council last year in August and are currently doing our professionally mandated internship in our respective hospitals since December 2017 and the current students of the College we would by this petition request from the highest office of the vice president of the republic to intervene.”

He further called for the appointment of a substantive principal for the college, saying “we need a change in the College’s leadership and that there should be a total overhaul of the College’s management.”

Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline