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General News of Sunday, 29 July 2018

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Police recruitment: Ablakwa opposes proposal to make first degree minimum qualification

Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency in the Volta Region, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has kicked against a proposal by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to make first degree the minimum qualification for recruitment into the Ghana Police Service.

According to him, such a proposal, if accepted, will see many young people especially those with senior high school certificates denied the opportunity of entering the police service.

“I will oppose that because young people need jobs. I think that SHS levels are okay and when you get in there is continuous capacity building and development,” the former Deputy Education Minister expressed Saturday, on Newsfile.

This point of view follows comments by the IGP, David Asante-Apeatu, suggesting that the Service may soon set first degree as the minimum qualification for recruitment into the service. This, he said, is part of the new strategies being discussed to cure the perceived lack of professionalism in the service.

His comment follows recent developments which have seen the Service making the headlines for the all the wrong reasons.