The Ministry of Health and Child Care has revealed that the recruitment of nurses will be done electronically, starting with the September intake.
The Ministry said that the move is meant to prevent corruption in the recruitment of nurses.
Director of Nursing Services in the Ministry, Cynthia Chasokela had this to say:
The ministry will be starting with this September’s student nurse intake, introduce electronic selection for aspiring nurses countrywide in a new policy that was necessitated by a public outcry over the way recruiting processes were being held previously.
We partnered Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) in coming up with the new system which will see people downloading forms from our website and filling in before they resend for consideration.
The interviews will then be done by a panel of experts before successful candidates are advised through their e-mails.
This is a positive way for the profession as we endeavour to curb corrupt practices and also moving along with modern trends in this ever-diversifying profession.
Chasokela revealed that the Ministry is working with Econet Wireless Zimbabwe to have a platform on which students pay their $10 interview fee before they come for the interviews.
She added that applicants should be aged between 17-and-a-half years and 30 years.
Applicants should have attained five Ordinary Level subjects including Mathematics, English and a Science subject. Practical subjects are not considered.
Applicants should have certificates and not results slips, the official said.