Today can report that the Bolgatanga Nursing Training School in the Upper East Region has been shutdown.
The development, Today gathered, follows the allegations of abuse of office and misappropriation of funds on the part of the school’s Principal, Bawa Awula.
On October 11th, 2017, it was reported that the tutors of the college were forced to lock up their principal office reason that he (principal) has been running the school like his own house and putting his wife on the nursing training non- mechanised pay roll which she does no service to the school.
In respect to these issues, Today established that letters were sent to the acting head of health training institutions, and copied to the Regional Director of Health Services, Upper East Regional Minister, Minister for Health, and the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), to investigate the principal conduct.
But Today was informed that for the past three months not the EOCO, the Ministry of Health, or any of the above names have come out with positive responses. The tutors, numbering about 18, and students are now in dilemma as to when or how action will prevail.
This is because there aren’t been any activities going on in the school since the matter started.
And more to the point, the principal is no where to be found to inform tutors and students when school will be reopening or when the students will rewrite their previous semester exams, which was held due to the corruption scandal that was labeled against the Principal, Bawa Awula.
“By now this matter would have been resolved, but I believe it has been concocted by politics. Imagine someone who is spending GH¢ 96millions on only tomatoes per semester, and will still be allowed to walk in and out of his office, and does whatever he likes.
“Again, I can’t think straight when someone has to pay his wife when she is totally doing no services to the school or even being in the school”, one tutor name withheld said. The tutors and some of the students are now calling on the ministry of health to intervene immediately or else, what will happen to the school, it will not like it.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU