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The Nursing and Midwifery Council has strongly criticized the action of the authorities at the Gushegu Midwifery Training School for preventing some students of the school from writing an ongoing examination because they are pregnant.
According to the Registrar of the Council, Felix Nyanteh, the conduct of the authorities at the school was unacceptable as there is no law barring pregnant students from taking examinations.
“It is not the Nursing and Midwifery Council that asked the student to go home or barred the student from writing the licence exams…,” he told Accra-based Joy FM Thursday.
Drama unfolded at the school in the Northern region Wednesday when authorities ordered some students not to sit for an ongoing exams because they were pregnant.
Sources said there was a standoff between the students and the school authority as a result of the order.
It was also yet unclear how many school girls have been affected by the directive which was issued by the principal Rukaya Alhassan.
According to Nyanteh he told the principal “what she did was not based on law and so far as the council is concerned, we do not have any statutes that bar students from writing exams when they are pregnant. This is something the council doesn’t take kindly to.”
Meanwhile a lecturer of the school who spoke to Starr News on condition of anonymity confirmed the story but noted that the school was acting on the orders of the Midwifery Council.