Concerns over accommodation challenges at NMTC, Korle Bu
Freshers striving to get accomodation at NMTC- Korle Bu
A mounting accommodation crisis at the Nursing and Midwifery Training College (NMTC), Korle Bu, has created a state of confusion among students as they commence the new academic year.
‘Freshers’, who were scheduled to report on Monday, September 18, found themselves grappling with a significant housing challenge, prompting urgent concerns from the student body.
I had the opportunity to speak with one of the affected students, who shared her harrowing experience. She recounted arriving at the school campus at 1 am, only to find herself without a place to stay.
This unfortunate situation has compelled her and many others to seek accommodation outside campus which would come with its own stress.
What struck me was the admission letter, which clearly stated that students would be catered for on ‘First Come, First Serve’ in relation to accommodation. This approach does not seem equitable nor conducive to fostering a supportive academic environment for students.
Therefore, I humbly beseech the school authorities at NMTC, Korle Bu to address this critical issue promptly. One possible solution to this problem of accommodation may be a review of the number of students admitted annually.
The number must align with available housing facilities. This adjustment would alleviate the strain on both students and the institution, allowing for a more conducive academic experience.
I plead with the school authorities to consider the urgency of this matter and take necessary steps to resolve it promptly. By doing so, they would not only ensure that students have a more seamless academic journey but also contribute to fostering an environment where excellence can flourish.
I respectfully urge the school authorities to take this action, which would greatly improve the accommodation conditions at the institute. I firmly believe that by working together, we can ignite positive change and create better conditions for everyone at NMTC, Korle Bu.
By George Obeng Osei