The South African Nursing Council (SANC) would like to express its appreciation for the judgement handed down yesterday, 26 June 2017 in the Gauteng North High Court in the case between the SANC and HOSPERSA (The Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa) regarding the cancellation of examinations for the Bridging Course for Enrolled Nurses leading to registration as a general nurse/ psychiatric nurse: Government Notice No. R.683 of 14 April 1989 (as amended).
Honourable Judge Fabricius of the Gauteng North High Court handed down a judgement upholding the decision of the Nursing Council that the May 2017 Bridging Course examination are nullified and must be re-written. A settlement was reached that the examination dates be re-set to allow students more time to prepare following the disruptions that were associated with the matter.
Says Ms Sizo Mchunu, Acting Registrar of the SANC: “We are in full support of Honourable Fabricius’ ruling that the dates of the examination must be rescheduled as follows:
The SANC has subsequently revised and circulated its Circular to the Nursing Education Institutions that was issued regarding the rewriting of the examinations, to accommodate the dates as mentioned above.
“Moving the dates to July provides the students with more time to prepare for the examinations, which the SANC fully supports. It is in the interest of the public at large to ensure that the training institutions produce qualified nurses who passed the examinations on their own strength, and will therefore have the necessary knowledge to serve the public of South Africa ”, says Ms Mchunu.
Official Spokesperson and person to be quoted:
Ms S Mchunu
Mrs. Adri van Eeden
For more information or to arrange for an interview with the Spokesperson, please contact Mrs. Adri van Eeden on Tel. (012) 426-9542 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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