Short report on MSN (UK) – Grenada Officials recommend that hospital drop interns, hire experienced staff.
The interns are enrolled in a government-funded program that offers job experience to young people who quit school or are unemployed. Dozens of them carry patients into the operating room, hand instruments to doctors and help operate machines at General Hospital in the capital of St. George’s.
FYI: The Imani Project is government funded, on-the-job training project, that over the years has slowly evolved into a kind of national joke of sorts, as can be deduced from this news report. Job training is one thing, but job-training in a specialised field like medicine is something totally different. I came across another article, this one referencing education, that also points to the use of the Imani Projectees instead of qualified personnel.
The education of the nation’s future is too important to place in the hands of untrained and unwilling persons, people reason, citing the number of IMANI workers who are now actually teaching in classrooms around the nation.
In fact many of the teachers who have gone off to Teachers’ College have been replaced by IMANI workers rather than someone more qualified and experienced filling the temporary position.
Ahh! Sometimes early Monday morning is not the time for one to read this kind of information.