Midwives and Nurses at Juba Teaching Hospital [Gurtongfile photo]
By Agoth Abraham
AWEIL, 12 January 2017 [Gurtong]-In an extended press coverage at the institute on Tuesday, there are at least 150 new intakes open to South Sudanese nationals across the country.
Out of 500 applicants who submitted their applications countrywide, only 150 were shortlisted and took the exams on Wednesday. Oral interviews are scheduled for today Thursday where successful candidates will be announced thereafter.
According to the Director of Human Resources in the State Ministry of Health in Aweil State, Joseph Malual Awach, the announcement was intended to reach out to the science students who are unable to upgrade their high school certificates in sciences and are willing to do three year diploma within the institute.
He said over 500 applicants have applied so far to compete in the limited available chances where 60 will graduate as Registered Nurses, 40 as Clinical officers and 40 as midwives.
A committee comprising of the National Ministry of Health, principal of the institute and respective State ministries of health in the 3 States of former Northern Bahr el Ghazal will conduct screening for the selection criteria.
“We have received a good number of applications so far and we are now in the stage of shortlisting, testing and selecting the qualified candidates to come and prove that they have science background. After getting the best students with good marks in science subjects, then the process will be finalized in the next two to three weeks so that they join the institute right away.” Joseph told Gurtong in an interview on Monday in Aweil.
Aweil Health Science Institute is a national health institute located in Aweil town under supervision of the National and State Ministry of Health.
The institute is currently accommodating over 300 health cadres with a maximum of up to 2000 students expected.