Cecilia Awuni, a student of the Gushegu Midwifery Training School in the Northern Region who was prevented from sitting for a paper at the school for being pregnant, will be allowed to write her examination at a later date.
“They are telling me to come back to the school to write with my colleagues tomorrow [Friday 12 May],” she told Joy FM.
On Wednesday, 10 May, the Principal at the training school, Ms Rukaya Alhassan, prevented Mrs Awuni from continuing with her examination because she was four months pregnant.
According to the husband of the victim, the Principal refused to allow his wife to write the examination despite numerous pleas by him on the phone to that effect and irrespective of assurances by the student that she was fit for the exams.
However, the Nursing and Midwifery Council condemned the action of the Principal indicating that nothing in its statutes prevents a pregnant woman from sitting for a paper.
The registrar of the Council, Felix Nyanteh, assured Mrs Awuni would be made to write a supplementary paper for the subject she missed.
Mrs Awuni had written three out of six papers and was prevented from writing the fourth one.