Parents of students undergoing training at the Nursing and Maternity Training College (NMTC) in Teshie are complaining bitterly about the exorbitant and irregular fees and other outrageous demands being made off their wards by the Principal of the College Mrs. Helen G.D Amoah.
Two of such parents who pleaded anonymity to this report indicated that over the period, the Principal has assumed a posturing like a sole proprietor of a private training school and is charging higher tuition fees than even the private nursing training schools as well as making ridiculous and sickening demand of items such as bags of cement and floor tiles from students as part of their prospectus.
The parents cited for example that the 3rd August 2015 bill for NAC9 first year students per the documents which they had on hand showed a total of Gh¢2,552.00 payable by bankers draft plus another Gh¢615.00 text books fee which is payable by cash up-front by each student.
They said, “as if all these is not enough, this Principal is going any length to frustrate her own students because she claims their parents voted for NPP and based on that she is making all kinds of whimsical and capricious decisions against the students… for example when students failed in certain papers in June last year and they wrote those papers again and pass but couldn’t register for November same year, she still goes ahead to deny them of registration in June 2017 and decides to push them to November 2017 because ‘She’ wants them to sit home for a year”.
The parents said, out of anger and frustration one parent who is a lawyer from Kumasi came all the way to give Mrs. Helen Amoah a two week ultimatum to register his daughter or face a legal suit.
They said, the most bizarre of all is the hand written list of items including GTP cloth, Milo, Nido, etc that she demands from final year students before they sit for their exams.
“We understand some of the students have written officially to the Minister for Health but we also want to use this platform to further appeal to the Minister to do something about the plight of both parents and students of NMTC”, they pleaded.
Stay tuned for more report on what some of her own teachers have to say.
List of items demanded by Mrs. Amoah from students before they sit exams