From 2018, nurses and midwives in Ghana will be able to take their licensing examination for the Nursing and Midwifery Council in Ghana online.
The new online examination aims to ease the current manual process and strengthen the examination capacity of the Council.
The change in the licensing examination process was announced during the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s 2017 mid-year review.
The mid-year performance review conference was an opportunity for regional representatives of Nursing and Midwifery Council in Ghana to come together to discuss challenges and to celebrate achievements.
A grant was presented to the Council by the Dutch Government to make the licensing examinations available online, and to support the Council in strengthening its organisational capacity.
During the mid-term review, Registrar of the Council, Felix Nyante, said the Nursing and Midwifery Council in Ghana wanted to focus on ICT deployment.
“We want to rest on ICT infrastructure to accelerate our performance. We want to see a situation where nurses and midwives can sit in their homes, offices and various hospitals to log on unto [sic] our website and renew their license,” Felix Nyante said.
The Chief Director at the Ministry of Health, Dr Afisah Zakariah, has commended the Council on their collaboration with CINOP Global.
“The ministry is happy that the Council in collaboration with a consortium in the Netherlands called CINOP Global will be introducing the online licencing examination in 2018.
“This will ease the laborious processes engaged in the old manual system and make licensing examination in Ghana a trustworthy one,” she said.
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