The aggrieved students of the Yamfo College of Health in the Tano North district of the Ahafo region have threatened to embark on a picket at the Ministry of Health (MoH) secretariat and office of Vice President in Accra on Monday,18th November 2019.
“We are doing this exercise to register our
displeasure over the issues of Medical and Dental Council (NDC) accreditation for the physician Assistantship program” the students said.
Bright Ninyol,a concern student told Metro 90.5FM News that,the Yamfo College of Health, established in 2015, now have over 1,000 students reading various courses had no accreditation for students reading Medical and Dental Council (MDC).
“Some students even fear that their certificates will not be accepted after graduation because the school has not been given the clearance to operate”, he said.
“Last month, the Sunyani High Court placed an injunction on teaching and learning, following allegations that the school is running unaccredited programmes” he said.
The injunction was sought by some aggrieved students, after it emerged that their certificates would not be accepted upon completion.
According to the students, they wrote a petition to the school to answer questions regarding the school’s accreditation. It was then that the Registrar told them that the school was not accredited but they were in the process of acquiring the accreditation.
“We(Students) will first hold ‘COHY ON FIRE’ ! demonstration at the school premises and end at the Yamfo town on Monday, 11th November 2019, with our parents who feel conned by the Ministry of Health and the Management of the institution. Week later which is 18th, we will go to Ministry of Health office in Accra with our parents as well as our mattresses to send our petition to the Vice President”,he added.
The students also accused the school authorities of lying that the school was affiliated to the University of Cape Coast and has indicated same on its website.
However, checks with the University of Cape Coast (UCC) revealed that the school has no affiliation with it.
“From a list of schools affiliated to the University of Cape Coast, College of Health–Yamfo, is not part, yet the school authorities keep telling students the institution is fully affiliated to the University of Cape Coast. Moreover, this information is written on the College of Health-Yamfo official website”.
The students claim that those of them who have decided to take the matter up have “been tagged and (are) being victimised by some individuals in authority.”
Source: Metro 90.5FM