Malawi government allows nursing and midwifery final year students to remain in class

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LILONGWE (MalawiTalk) – Government has allowed final year students of nursing and midwifery colleges to remain in class despite the forceful closure in all learning institutions due to covid-19.

The Government approved waiver for final year students in nursing and midwifery training means the students will continue studying during the temporarily closure of schools in the country.

Considering the unprecedented rise in Covid-19 cases, President Dr Lazarus Chakwera directed a 3 week temporary closure of schools which has since been extended by another 2 weeks.

However on the February 4, the National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives in Malawi (NOMN) and Association of Midwives in Malawi wrote a joint letter asking the authorities to allow students in training schools for the same to proceed with their training activities in the next two week.

In a letter, addressed to the presidents of the two bodies’, Principal Secretary for Health Dr Charles Mwansambo disclosed that the waiver has been granted, the government will allow the students to remain in school.

The health secretary is however quick to emphasize on the need to follow and strictly adhere to the government set Covid-19 preventive measures and protocols.

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