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  • Sunshine again … Fowler-Reid happy to be back in national set-up

    first_imgFollowing dismal performances from Jamaica’s senior netball team on two recent overseas assignments, Netball Jamaica has called on the services of experienced goal-shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid to help them in their next tournament – a four-match series against England later this month. The Sunshine Girls were swept 3-0 in a friendly series in New Zealand and finished fifth in the six-team Fast5 Netball World Series in Australia in what was the country’s worst performance ever at the tournament. Without Fowler-Reid and fellow world-rated player Romelda Aiken in the team, the Jamaicans were rather poor, especially in the Fast5 tournament, where they failed miserably in the shooting circle. Both Aiken and Fowler-Reid, who ply their trade overseas, had come under fire from Netball Jamaica for not making themselves available for those tournaments. However, Fowler-Reid, who is also a student at the Mico University College, where she is doing a bachelor’s degree in guidance and counselling cleared the air recently about her absence and will be available for the upcoming England friendly. Jamaica, which is ranked number four on the world list, is hoping to use the tournament to get back on track against their fierce rivals, who are ranked at number three. Fowler-Reid, who will be attending her first training session with the national team this afternoon, is very excited to get back in the national set-up. “I am very excited to be going back to the squad to train with them as part of the team going to England later this month. I am looking forward to helping to redeem some of what we have lost over the past few weeks with the games we have played in New Zealand and Australia, and I am hoping to give my best performance here,” said Fowler-Reid. Fowler-Reid also spoke about her reasons for missing the New Zealand and Fast5 assignments. “In terms of not going to those tournaments, I had personal things to deal with, including school – making sure that everything was okay at school because I am out for a full semester, and I am thankful to the Mico University College because they understand what I am doing and they give me a lot of room to do what I love to do as well to get an education,” she continued. “In terms of shape, I am not yet fully where I want to be fitness-wise, but I am getting ready and I will be working on getting to a level where I think I will be okay on the court. My body is ready and my skill is always there, but fitness really plays an important role for being on the court for 60 minutes, and with a little more running and cardio, I will be ready,” said Fowler-Reid who last season, had the best shooting average in the ANZ tournament while playing for the Southern Steel. BEST PERFORMANCElast_img read more

  • Nursing Board Qualifies Several Teaching Institutions

    first_imgLBNM Registrar Cecelia Kpangbbala Flomo delivers a statement at the occasion.The Liberia Board of Nursing and Midwifery (LBNM), an umbrella organization overseeing activities of nurses, midwives and related learning institutions, has qualified several learning institutions in categories based on its evaluation of the affected institutions.Under its Quality Assurance and Accreditation project, the LBNM released the results of its findings, accompanied by the accreditation action over the weekend at a resort in Monrovia focusing on 22 training institutions in the country.The institutions include Adventist University of West Africa, Bomi County Community College, Bushrod Institute, Cuttington Junior College, Cuttington University, Deana K. Isaacson Midwifery Training Program, Esther Bacon School of Nursing and Midwifery, Greater Vision School of Nursing and Grand Bassa County Community College.Others are Lofa County Community College, Lois Hangreen School of Health Science, Mabel McCombs School of Health Science, Mother Patern College of Health Sciences, New Eye Sight Center, Nimba County Community College and Phebe Para Medical Training School.The rest of LBNM Training Institutions are Ruth Ramstand School of Health Science, Smythe Institute of Management and Technology, Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts, Tubman University, United Methodist University Midwifery Program and Winifred J. Harley School of Nursing.The LBNM 2018 Assessment Results approved 10 schools for accreditation, 11 others for quality assurance and one post-basic school; taking into consideration four thematic areas, including classroom and instruction, clinical, infrastructure and administration.According to LBNM Monitoring and Evaluation Director, Darboi Garmi Korkoyah, schools including Mother Pathern College of Health Sciences, J.J. Dossen Hospital, and Ruth Ramstand School of Health have high scores in the areas of infrastructure, management, Classroom, instruction and clinical, and Phebe Para Medical Training School 100 percent in Classroom and instruction.As of the LBNM Accreditation Process, the Registrar, Cecelia C. Kpangbbala-Flomo said: “It is intended to maintain a national database of schools, set and monitor adherence to performance standards in Nursing and Midwifery education, distinguish and recognize institutions from illegal programs.”It seeks national and international recognition, progression of Associate of Arts “AA” to Bachelor of Science “BSc” degree; presents the Liberian Board of Nursing and Midwifery (LBNM) recommendations to partners, and to provide the basis for comparison between programs and graduates.Besides, it presents findings to National Nursing and Midwifery stakeholders, including presentation of findings to schools and collaborating to close identified gaps and maintain best practices.”She said LBNM has observed that some institutions carry out over-recruitment of students when they do not have enough physical space or instructors to enable learning. “Some institutions have inadequate enough space to store maternal drugs, and other supplies,” Mrs. Flomo said.At the end of the gathering, several recommendations including training institutions; work along with health faculties to fill identified gaps, and create an enabling clinical teaching and learning environment were advanced to the board.The recommendations also urged hospital administrators to ensure that health facilities are properly monitored and equipped with both human and material resources, while some also called devising policy strategies that will guide supplies and human behaviors.  They also called for establishing partnerships with others to enable training opportunities for instructors and to build consistency in faculty retention.Meanwhile, the LBNM has launched its Nursing and Midwifery Index aimed at tracking students entering the 22 nursing institutions up to the time any of them that would become successful sitting the state board test.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more