By Rackara Emmanuel
Gulu School of Nursing and Midwifery on Tuesday held the 2nd graduation ceremony, passing out 461 nurses and midwives.
The graduands all made it with outstanding performances in distinguished courses like nursing, midwifery, clinical medicine, community health and laboratory technology, respectively.
The ceremony, however took place from the school main campus in Koro sub-county, Omoro district.
According to Mr. Okello Charles Ayai, the chairperson governing council, he says as much as they graduated so many students, they were confronted by challenges, citing school drop out.
He revealed that the victims of such circumstance have always been students from northern region because “raising these expensive amount of tuition at a go and to access the available services this institution is offering has been a plight,” he added.
Mr. Okello appealed to the government through the ministry of education and sports to allow students in private tertiary health training institutions also benefit from the students loan scheme because “most students dropping out of schools are due to fees problem.”
Alfred Okwonga, the director of the school urged the community to embrace and promote science education at all levels of education because it has no regreat.
He further added that the school had 163 dipolama students in nursing with 28 (17%) female and 135 (83%) male and 372 graduated with certificate in nursing in which 166 (45%) are males and 204 (55%) are females, respectively.