by Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV News, Mendi
The Mendi School of Nursing is still struggling to provide the best learning environment for its students.
High enrolment has triggered the school administration to build new lecture rooms and also accommodation for its students.
School Principal, Sister Lucy Langer, says the institution needs urgent attention as the demand for nurses continues to rise in the country.
“We still having power outage and water issues every year”, Lucy said.
Despite this struggle, the nursing college witnessed its third graduation today with 67 students graduating with a Diploma in General Nursing.
Principal Langer said the institution needs more dormitories, lecture rooms, and staff to cater for the growing enrolments.
At the graduation ceremony today, Sister Lucy called on stakeholders, business houses and political leaders to help address some of the college’s challenges.
Currently two two-storey classrooms are under construction with a library and IT lab. But, Principal Langer says more infrastructure is needed as the institution is affiliated with the University of Papua New Guinea School of Medical Science.
Meanwhile, parents who attended the graduation today were warned not to forcefully enrol their children with low entry marks.
The institution is the only higher education institute in Southern Highlands Province.