By Minenhle Moyo
Matebeleland North E-Nursing applicants from Binga, Victoria Falls and Hwange travelled to Hwange Hospital in vain as Ministry of Health and Child Care officials did not turn out for interviews that were slated for the 11th of May 2020.
This follows the decentralisation move adopted by MOHCC to allow interview processes to be conducted across the country’s 22 nursing schools.
Reports also indicate other applicants were being turned away because their names did not appear in the MOHCC interviews list.
Team 2020 a Non Profit Association of Activists which has been helping Matabeleland prospective applicants since October 2019 said,
“Hospitals like Hwange Colliery Hospital have been designated as one of the interview centres but no officials were present to conduct interviews said one of the volunteers Mr Discent Bajila.
Adding to that “a number of applicants previously notified of successful shortlisting are being turned away by the interviewing panels because their names are not appearing in the list given by MOHCC”.
The team applauded the Ministry for implementing changes that have managed to allow applicants to attend interviews at their nearest centres among other developments.
They however noted that there was low turnout in rural interviewing centres such as St Anne’s in Mangwe District. Owing to poor communication.
‘We recommend the MOHCC to identify clinics and hospitals as information dissemination centres for the nursing students recruitment process, further collaboration with Ministry of Primary and Secondary education should result in schools as information centres too’ said Mr Bajila.
To prevent most of these administration problems by the Ministry the team recommends MOHCC to implement devolution of power.
He suggested that every nursing school be allowed to manage its own application portal just like universities do’, stated Mr Bajila.