By Elly Katahinga
The minister of Education and sports who is also the 1st lady Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni has strongly appealed to all Nurses and Midwives in the country to serve public diligently by using their acquired skills and knowledge to change the world.
In her massage read for her by minister of Kampala; Betty Kamya Tirwomwe yesterday during the first ever graduation ceremony of Nurses and midwives of Ntungamo Health training Institute held at its premises at Nyarutuuntu Ruhaama county Ntungamo District, Janet Museveni told the graduates that their profession is extremely noble that requires a range of skills and good heart while executing their duties.
She also appealed to the political, civic leaders and communities to continue tirelessly supporting the Institution for a greater horizon and hailed parents for embracing the education of their children.
Minister Kamya tasked them to be dedicated, hard work, sacrifice because they are not only dealing with people who are distressed, ill or injured but also people who are anxious, frightened, confused and they are on front line as comforters and encouragers.
The Ntungamo Health training Institute was established by the district council in July 2011 and it started officially in November 2011 as Ntungamo district project with only 76 students but now has 260 students.
The LCV chairman Ntungamo District; Denis Singahache who initiated the idea noted that he was humbled to realize the dream of starting the institution in the district and it has now yielded best fruits before he retires from active politics.
Singahache thanked the ministry of education and sports, district council and the administration for financial and material support that led to the achievement.
He also lauded the staff, students and parents for their patience, and commitment in hard times, saying that education is the only tool; a parent can give to a child for social and economic transformation.
The Principal Ntungamo health Training Institute Wilber Tukamuhabwa highlights what has been done, what is being done, what will be done including diploma in Nursing and Midwifery in May 2018 and in near future upgrade to Science university.
Tukamuhabwa asked graduates to be good ambassadors of the Institute by handling patients with care and avoid promiscuity.
At least 212 students were graduated in Nurses and midwifery among them was Junicah Niwamanya; the wife to Dr. Nicholas Karuhanga; the proprietor of Doctors’ Referral Hospital Rubaare.
SOURCE: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website.