-Tutors at the Bolga Nursing Training College have accused their principal of mismanagement and misappropriation of funds
- They have locked up the principal's office to force him to step down for investigations
There was chaos at the Bolgatanga Nursing Training College on Tuesday after tutors locked the office of school's principal, Baba Awalu, to force him to step down to pave way for investigations mismanagement, and misappropriation of funds belonging to the school leveled against him.
The tutors who have accused Mr Awalu of flouting procurement laws and neglecting the plight of tutors and students, believe his continous stay in the office would comprise the investigations.
They therefore, have insisted that it will remained locked until Mr Awalu steps down, or authorities conduct investigations into his activities.
Speaking on behalf of the 18 tutors of the school in an interview on Class FM, a senior tutor at the school Edward Ntim stated that:
“We’ve taken the decision because we have written a letter to the acting head of nursing training institution, informing him about certain irregularities taking place in the institution and certain things that the school is lacking.
“For example, we talked about the fact that procurement procedures are not being followed, we talked about inadequate facilities such as toilet facilities for the students, inadequate classrooms and dormitories. Currently if you go to the classrooms, you’ll notice that there are no lights for the students to study in the night, and there are other things he’s doing that we are not happy about.
“Tutors have carried out some activities that require some allowances, but those allowances haven’t been paid since March, and we think that it doesn’t motivate teachers to work. It is not only tutors, but clinicians are involved, and they have also shown apathy to our clinician work. Anytime we invite them to participate in our activities, they show apathy, they are not prepared to come and assist us and that is why we are drawing the attention of the authorities that, until they come to our aid, this office will be locked until such a time that the investigations will be over.”
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