Zimbabwe’s government has indefinitely suspended the recruitment of nursing students.
This was announced in a circular to provincial medical directors and schools of nursing, the secretary for health Gerald Gwinji. Gwinji did not provide reasons for the decision. In a circular dated December 18, Gwinji said:
Please be informed that the recruitment of student nurses from May 2019 and beyond has been suspended.
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The freeze on recruitment comes as the government has been failing to offer employment to nursing graduates, citing financial pressure and an out-of-control wage bill.