Wisconsin University College, Ghana is now fully integrated into the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria database. This is coming on the back of many students of Nigerian descent graduating from the university’s Nursing and Midwifery School.
The news of the National Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s integration of Wisconsin International University College, Ghana into their database has been greeted with excitement by both the current and past Nigerian students and staff of the university.
Speaking in an interview, the Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Wisconsin International University College, Ghana Dr. Angela Acheampong said ‘We have had several Nigerian students apply to our university, some with NECO certificates to attend the Nursing Program at Wisconsin. They graduated and went back to Nigeria to sit for their National Nursing Exams. Information we received indicates that our students did so well and are performing wonders at their various hospitals. As a result of their achievement, the Nigeria Nursing and Midwifery Council has with little hesitation approved, recognized, accepted, and ready to work with the Wisconsin University Nursing program in Ghana”.
A sample of a former student of Wisconsin International University College’s certificate is captured with the registration number and signature of the Secretary-General/Registrar of the Nigeria Nursing and Midwifery Council indicating the capture of the database of the said alumnus pursuant to sections 8 and 9 of the Nursing and midwifery Registration Act. Cap. N143 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery further expressed her appreciation to the Nigeria Nursing and Midwifery Council and her colleagues at the Nursing School at Wisconsin University for the feat. She also thanked the University of Cape Coast and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana for accepting to admit students from Nigeria with NECO certificates to study in Ghana.
Wisconsin International University College, Ghana with campuses in Accra and Kumasi has been home to many African students, mostly those within the subregion seeking quality and uninterrupted tertiary education. For many of Wisconsin’s international students especially those from Nigeria, their preference for Wisconsin is the university’s strategic location which is in the heart of the city, the practical nature of teaching and learning, the high standard of academic work, and the absence of strike actions which allows them to plan their stay and study in Ghana with little disruption.