The Asantehene, Otumfour Osei Tutu II, has urged Nurses across the country to see their profession as a call to serve humanity adding that they must discharge their duties with maximum dignity.
He said Florence Nightingale’s model of nursing earned her the name “the lady of the lamp” due to her love, preparedness, devotion, empathy, sympathy, commitment and dedication to attend to the needs of the sick and the injured even at odd night hours when her colleagues were asleep.
He, therefore, reminded the graduating students of the school that dedication and discipline must be their guide, in order to become professional nurses.
The Asantehene made the call in a speech read for his behalf by Sawuahene Nana Amankwaa Sarkodie during the 4th graduation ceremony of Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem 11 Nursing Training College over the weekend.
He acknowledged the contributions of health assistants and midwives, in enhancing health status, especially in the rural areas.
‘’The professional nurse called to serve humanity must possess qualities such as love, commitment and dedication’’, has said.
Otumfour Osei Tutu II advised the students to always work with the limited resources and equipment.
He advised them never to lay down their tools as a means of resolving their grievances with their employers.
The Asantehene commended the authorities of institution for not only achieve academic excellence, but also moral uprightness.
He urged the graduants to see the opportunity given them as a unique life experience, and encouraged them to take full advantage of it.
Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah commended the Chief Executive Officer (ECO) of the school, Mr. Samuel Owusu King for established the school and named it after the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem 11.
He therefore entreated the past and present students of the school to live exemplary life that bestow the name “Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem 11” to bring glory to the school and Asanteman Kingdom.
Hon. Simon Osei Mensah assured them that President Akuffo Addo led NPP government is initiating more social interventions to create jobs for the youth to address graduate unemployment in the country.
“Recently the government launched Nation Builder’s Corps (NABCO), under the NABCO we have the “Heal Ghana” module which has recruited more Nurses, though it is not a permanent job but it is better than stay in home without job” he said.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Kwaku Anane Jnr