- A young man working as a nurse in the UK has recently opened up about why he chose to leave his country
- He anonymously shared that he was seeking financial stability, and working abroad has offered him that because he now earns GH₵24,000 a month compared to the GH₵2,300 previous pay
- The young nurse revealed that he spent just GH₵1,800 in his application process as the hiring hospital in the UK catered for all other expenses
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A UK-based Ghanaian nurse has recently been granted an interview on the GTV Breakfast show, where he opened up about his journey to moving to the UK to work.
The post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Twitter timeline of @thegbcghana had the unidentified young man sharing that he worked as a psychiatric nurse in Ghana and his net salary was GH₵2,300; however, he makes GH₵24,000 per month after moving to the UK to do the same job.
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Sharing more about his journey, the young man narrated that he had to look out for his future, so although he was a bit sceptical when he found out he could make better money as a nurse in the UK, he still chose to give it a shot in 2019.
He explained that he first had to take a proof of English exams, after which he sorted out clearance from the Ministry of Health. After that, he also took up a professional exam and got a police report, among other things, for his application.
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He then applied for a certificate of sponsorship for his visa. According to him, he spent only GH₵1,800 in the application process as the hiring hospital in the UK catered for every other expense.
Elisha Affiaku, a Ghanaian nurse, in an interview with YEN.com.gh, shared his few on his colleagues leaving for better opportunities abroad;
"They have made the best decision for themselves and it is very fair. If the governing body which is suppose to see to the welfare of nurses is not doing its best, nurses might as well look out for themselves. My colleagues usually leave because they earn better money, working conditions are favourable, and there are sufficient equipment to work with", he said.
Opening up about his experience, the nurse revealed that nurses in the UK are valued much more than he experienced in Ghana. He added that nurses are given room to upgrade themselves, and all training is paid for. According to him, a health worker in the UK has a lot of discounts at various shops, and that help reduces expenses.
The young man shared more about his journey in the video linked below;
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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a young man named Samuel was trained as a nurse in Ghana but recently relocated to the United Kingdom after spending less than a year trying to process himself for a job there.
Speaking on Citi FM in Accra, the gentleman whose wife has already joined him indicated that she is a midwife and is also going through processes to get a job for herself.
Although it has been less than a month since Samuel arrived at the United Kingdom, he says that it is not possible for him to return to Ghana with the intention of settling down to work or live here.
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