42,793 Ghanaian Graduates Nurses Are Unemployed

General Secretary of Unemployed Nurses Association of Ghana, Abraham Achire has disclosed that 42,793 graduates Nurses are unemployed in Ghana in the last two years and all of them are public trained.

Speaking to Bro Nat on Adzekye Mu Ns3m, Abraham Achire indicated that they are not happy forming such an association but that is what the situation calls for.

 “We are not happy forming an association like the Unemployed Nurses Association of Ghana, but looking at how things are going and our past experiences, the need came for us to form this association.

“We are about 42,793 in the Association; the number is basically graduate that completed school in 2017 and 2018. There is the August 2017 group, February 2018 and we have 2017 and 2018 certificates holders also. We are all public trained not private trained”

Ghana and Barbados signed an agreement recently for the recruitment of 120 nurses from Ghana to Barbados.

 The agreement was signed on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Jubilee House, when the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, paid a courtesy call on the President Nana Akufo-Addo, as part of her official visit to Ghana. 

Reacting to the agreement signed between the two countries, Abraham Achire said that it comes as good news but he thinks it will not reduce the unemployed graduates’ nurses in the country because all of them don’t qualify for the trip to Barbados.