Principal – Ms. Hannah Yawson

Hannah Yawson is a Chief Health Tutor (Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer) and a foundation fellow of the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives. She was the pioneering principal of the Midwifery Training College, Yeji, where she provided academic, administrative and professional skills to students as well as tutorial and non-tutorial staff. Until her appointment as principal in 2016, she was the Nurse/Midwife educator; mentoring and teaching students with needed instructional materials at NMTC, Sekondi. Prior to her appointment as the Principal at the Twifu-Praso NMTC, she served as the principal at the Yeji, Lawra and Krobo Odumasi Nursing and Midwifery Training Colleges respectively. Currently, Hannah Yawson is the secretary to the college’s advisory board. Hannah Yawson holds MPhil in Administration in Higher Education from UCC. She also holds B.ED Health Sciences (midwifery option) from UCC as well as BSc. in Midwifery from Garden City University College (GCUC) and a post-graduate diploma in reproductive health from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Hannah Yawson is a state registered nurse/midwife with professional training from NMTC Sekondi and NMTC KATH. She has a lot of interest in adolescent reproductive health, given her experience in that field. This was part of the Trainer of Trainees workshop she attended in Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Following this, she became the first nurse/midwife in Western Region to head the Reproductive Health Unit in the Western Region at Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital. Ms Yawson has worked as a General Nurse/Midwife at the clinical area and rose to the level of Principal Nursing Officer and the Acting Head of the Shama hospital. She has been a preceptor while in the clinical sector as well as a tutor fully moved into the classroom. She is currently serving as secretary to the advisory board of the College, member of public health emergency committee ( Twifo Ati-Morkwa District (TAMD), co-opted member of the audit committee of NMTC, Twifo-Praso.

Ms Yawson has presented a paper on 2nd lead nurse Africa international conference which was held in Ghana and has attended numerous conferences both at home and abroad. As a researcher, she has published a peer-reviewed paper and has a manuscript under review. She is a member of GRNMA, The Nurse Educators Group, COHHETI and a fellow of the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives. Ms Yawson is a Ghanaian and a native of Assakae in the Western Region. She is a committed wife, a devoted mother and a devout Christian.