Jirapa Nursing and Midwifery Training College (JNTMC)

Jirapa_LogoThe Jirapa Nursing/Midwifery Training College in the Upper West Region was established in 1952 and added up in 1954 by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, a catholic congregation spearheaded by Reverend Sister Cyprian Mary Swales, a professionally experienced nurse-midwife. The school started Qualified Registered Nursing from 1954 – 1969; the Enrolled General Nursing from 1969 – 1980; State Registered Nursing (SRN) from 1981 – 1999; Registered General Nursing from 1999 to date. The straight midwifery programme started 1952 – 1974 3 year straight midwifery. The two year post basic midwifery started from 1974 – 2008. The three year diploma in midwifery started from 2008 – up to date. The vision of the college is to train qualified, competent and polyvalent midwives/nurses whose 3 years and 2 years basic and post basic training periods will equip them with the needed knowledge, skills, moral standards and Christian values to cater for the health needs of their clients/patients. The mission is to provide high quality healthcare in the most effective/efficient and innovative manner, specific to the needs of the communities we serve and at all times acknowledging the dignity of the patient. The school currently has 840 students, 27 tutors; one computer laboratory and 21 computers.



As first-tier training institution,  Jirapa NMTC  will be a pilot implementation site itself, and also coordinate all pilot activities at the four assigned second-tier institutions.


Vincent K. Tanye  born on 15 April, 1964, is Principal of Jirapa Nursing And Midwifery Training College. He has Mphil. in Nursing from the University of Ghana, Legon. He has other qualifications in education from the University of Cape Coast. His professional training is in Nursing. His clinical experience has been at St. Joseph Hospital, Jirapa where he worked for five years before proceeding to teach at the Jirapa Nurses Training College from 1997 to 2016, where he rose from health tutor to Vice Principal to Principal.  He has participated in several
workshops, such as Maternal and Child Health in China; Qualitative Research in University of Alberta, Canada; Curriculum  Development,  Huges  School  –  Leiden/Holland;  Health  Management,  GIMPA  –  ACCRA;  Public Procurement, Wa, and Adolescence Reproductive Health in Accra.

Dognye Mumuni is an IT tutor at the Jirapa Nursing And Midwifery Training College. He is responsible for operations and maintenance of the computer lab. Dognye is an experienced tutor and has many years of project experience.  He  was  part  of  two  HITA/MOH  projects  responsible  for  the  installation  of  the  computer  lab  and implementation of Wikis for training purposes.


Adresse_Grafix Adresse: P.O.Box 24, Jirapa. Wa


Telefon: + 233


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