The First Lady and minister for education Janet Museveni has said nursing and midwifery as a profession is a calling from God and therefore the practitioners ought to do it knowing that He is watching.
According to her, nurses ought to use the skills they acquire from such courses to help the vulnerable people.
The minister made the remarks at Jinja School of Nursing and Midwifery in Jinja District as part of her nationwide tour on school feeding programs and monitoring of institutions.
At the same function, she commissioned a water project and a 14-seater van which were funded by MMIROR, an NGO and the school’s savings association respectively. The water project, it was revealed, is going to save the school about Shs16 million in monthly water bills.
Jinja West Member of Parliament (MP), Moses Balyeku, under whose constituency the school lies asked the minister to lobby for the removal of the ban on the school’s Graduands.
“Madam First Lady, I request you to prevail so that whoever graduates (from this school) is immediately recruited into government offices. We can’t recruit because currently, there is that ban,” Mr Balyeku said.
Mr Balyeku also lobbied for a supporting Hospital for the school.
The function was attended by politicians, District leaders, CAOs and District Education Officers from all the 10 Districts that make up Busoga sub-region.