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General News Wed, 3 Dec 2003

Take action on death of IPS student - GUPS

Accra, Dec 3, GNA - The Ghana Union of Professional Students (GUPS) on Tuesday, called on the Ministry of Health to take action against a nurse whose alleged negligence of duty caused the death of a student of the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS).

A statement signed by Carl N.A. Addo, National Secretary of GUPS, said the union "owes it a duty to report to its members an assurance of effective measures being adopted to check such dehumanising lapses in the sector". The statement appealed to professional organisations to set a high code of conduct for their members.

"Professionalism and discipline are requisite tools for cultivating developmental attitudes for national growth".

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The statement also called on the Ghana AIDS Commission to support professional students to research into "a more strategic and multidimensional approach in tackling the HIV/AIDS scourge".

The Union said it had nothing against funding of political parties but was rather concerned about some long-known problems in the educational sector.

Source: GNA
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