Government has given a period of six months to private health training institutions to comply with the set minimum entry requirements for training health students.
This was revealed by the Minister for Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, while responding to MP’s concerns on the floor of parliament over claims that nurses were denied professional entry registration for reasons of not having met the minimum entry requirements.
She argued that although issues were earlier raised over this matter, its important to note that the life and health of the people demands careful training, skilling and health practices.
Janet Museveni told parliament that some private health training institutions do not comply with the set minimum entry requirement for training which is a reason the Uganda Nurses and Midwife Council in their execution of its mandate of regulation and ensure quality assurance to base on for its clearance of graduates from such institutions .
She disclosed that the ministry of education and sports are in discussions with the Health of Ministry together with the Uganda Nurses and Midwife Council in order those nurses that were denied registration for reasons of not having met the minimum entry requirements are given a period of six months and mandatory one year internship.
Mrs Museveni said that those private health training institutions have agreed to meet a cost within six months and also supervision of the Uganda Nurses and Midwife Council .