The School of Nursing and Midwifery of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) will begin a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery programme next academic year.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, who announced this said all necessary documents relating to the programme had been submitted to the National Accreditation Board for approval.
He, therefore, encouraged the students to take advantage of the new programme when it was approved to upgrade themselves to improve their professional competence and remain more relevant in the midwifery profession.
He was addressing the seventh Session of the 51st Congregation of the university last Monday.
The occasion saw the conferment of Diploma in Midwifery on a total of 1,155 graduates from 23 nursing and midwifery training colleges in the country where the UCC Diploma in Midwifery programme is run.
Prof. Ampiah said apart from the nursing and midwifery programmes, the College of Health and Allied Sciences of the university offered innovative health programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, which the graduates might want to pursue in future.