WISCONSIN LAUNCHES STATE-OF-THE-ART NURSING SKILLS LAB AT ITS KUMASI CAMPUS

The Chairperson of the Otumfuo Education Fund who doubles as the Hiahene of
Asanteman, Oheneba Boakye Adjei has lauded the Wisconsin International
University College Ghana (WIUC-GH) in its bold step at promoting quality
teaching with the set-up of its new state–of–the–art Nursing Demonstration
laboratory at its Kumasi Campus.

Outumfuo Representative launching

The Hiahene was the special representative of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu
II at the official commissioning of a new Nursing Skills Demonstration Laboratory
at the Feyiase campus of WIUC-GH.

In his address after a brief tour of the facility, the Hiahene who is also a medical
expert with several years of practice in the United States expressed profound
gratitude to the management of the university for its effort at enhancing the quality of
teaching in the Asanteman.

He expressed his admiration for what he had witnessed at the Skills laboratory
saying “this is comparable to any facility one can find in Europe or America”.

Inside Kumasi Skills La

The Chief commended the Chancellor of the University for his bold step in setting
up not just a higher learning institution, but an institution that promotes excellence
in teaching combined with practical’s. This, he said comes in the face of seeming
lack of support and enabling environment for businesses to flourish.

The Hiahene, therefore, urged the government to create the enabling environment for
more players in the private sector to invest in Ghana.

NMC Initiatives

The Deputy Registrar for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) of Ghana
Mrs Philomena Wullie described the skills lab as topnotch reminding students of
the importance of a Skills Laboratory in the teaching and learning of Nursing and
Midwifery. She added students learn better when they practise the skills
themselves in appropriate learning environments and participate in learning
practices actively.

She announced steps the NMC has taken recently to improve on the competence of

She announced steps the NMC has taken recently to improve on the competence of
nurses and midwives including the introduction of online Continuing Professional
Development (CPD) and the online examination.


She also added skills of nursing and midwifery professionals are being improved
through the development of new mobile apps that contain competence skill
materials which are accessible on the go saying these will go a long way to
complement the practical training students receive in the laboratories.

Chancellor presenting Citation to Otumfuo

The Chancellor of WIUC, Dr Paul Kofi Fynn, reiterated his commitment at
ensuring the African youth is given the best training in whatever field in order to
manage their resources for the betterment of the state and the continent through the
provision of quality practical training.

500 bed students hostel

Professor Obeng Mireku, the President of the University announced the start of the
construction of a new 500-bed student’s hostel facility to accommodate students
from far and near. He also announced plans by the University to establish a modern
medical facility and teaching hospital.

The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II was later honoured with a citation for his
role in improving the quality of life of his people through access to quality
education.

Also at the commissioning of the facility where the Member of Parliament of

Also at the commissioning of the facility where the Member of Parliament of
Bantama Dr Kingsley Nyarko, Chairman of the University Council Justice Duose,
Dean of the School of Nursing Dr Angela Acheampong and other government
officials.

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