Govt Revises Entry Requirements For Nurses Training Course

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The Ministry of Health and Child Care has revised the entry requirements for the nurse training programme. According to the new requirements, prospective nurses must have passed English Language, Mathematics, a Science subject and two other subjects in a SINGLE sitting. In the past students with 5 Ordinary Levels obtained in two sittings were eligible. The government also restricted the course to those between the ages of 18 and 30.

In a circular, Permanent Secretary for Health and Child Care, Major Gerald Gwinji said,


The above subject refers.

Applicants for the above course should be between the ages of 18 and 30 years.

Applicants must have 5 ‘0’ Levels passes in one sitting with grade C or better. The subjects should include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject. The two of subjects exclude practical subjects such as Woodwork, Building, Metal Work, Art, Fashion and Fabrics.

Ministry of Health and Child CareGerald Gwinji

Ministry of Health and Child Care is a Ministry in the Government of Zimbabwe. Read More About Ministry of Health and Child Care

Brigadier General (Retired) Dr. Gwinji is Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Child Care . He is also Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the African Centre for eHealth Excellence. Read More About Gerald Gwinji

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  1. George Reply

    To encourage hard work and commitment thats a good move which i think should be extended to teacher training as well because we cannot have a teacher with 6 sittings to inspire our children. There was no longer respect for these two proffessions since learners where of the view that these were dump sites for those who have failed and are just fitting in where failurers fit without even the passion for the job.

  2. Anonymous Reply

    I do not think it is a good move. Not all students pass with a single sitting. Also its not fair to restrict applicants on the basis of age. The Ministry of Health should stick to previous entry requirements to accommodate more students. It is a diploma course, unless they want to change it to a degree programme. How can they revise the entry requirements after the applications have closed in which applicants responded using previous requirements?

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