Aspiring nurses can now send their applications for training to the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
This comes after the Ministry flighted an advertisement in the media over the weekend.
The latest date for submitting applications is August 31, 2019. The applications are being submitted using the Health Ministry’s electronic platform hh://mohcc.go.zw. The advert read:
Send the word Airtime to +263 714 815 229
No extra charges. - - -
The cost of accessing the electronic application form is RTGS$10 payable to MoHCC’s merchant code 334085 (no additional payments are required as this the only fee to be paid).
The invitations for interviews which will be held at specified venues will be through the MoHCC e-recruitment electronic platform. Only candidates that meet the recruitment criteria will be shortlisted for interviews.
Aspiring nurses now need to have passed Mathematics at Ordinary Level, unlike in the past when Maths was not a requirement. English Language and a Science subject are still required.
Overall, 5 O’ Level subjects are a prerequisite including the three mentioned above.
Only those who are aged between 17 and a half years to 30 years are eligible to apply.
Health Minister Obadiah Moyo has warned those bent on taking advantage of spiring nurses that they will be dealt with severely. He said:
We are aware that a lot of our people are going to fall victim to both cybercriminals and some hospital workers into believing that they will be assisted to get training vacancies, but I want to warn that we will deal decisively with such rogue elements in our hospitals.
No monies must be paid to anyone and this new recruiting method was made to avert corruption. Prospective candidates must utilise our platform and make sure it is the official platform.
Individuals who are caught duping people will face the music. We are saying ‘zero tolerance to corruption in student nurse recruitment’.
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