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General News of Sunday, 23 August 2015

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Vice-President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has tasked institutions of higher education to craft programmes tailored to broaden the scope and knowledge of students to understand better the complexities of issues confronting the country.

He stated that the current world of complexities called for equally educated people who could better appreciate and find solutions to difficult assignments.

Mr Amissah-Arthur made the call in a speech delivered on his behalf by the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, at the graduation ceremony of Course 36 (senior division) at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College at Teshie in Accra, yesterday.

Sixty officers from the armed forces of Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zambia and Rwanda, graduated with Master’s degrees in Defence and International Politics and Passed Staff Course.

Some were also from the Ghana National Fire Service, the Ghana Prisons Service and the Narcotics Control Board.

While urging the management of the college to constantly redesign its programmes to strategically confront the global challenges, Mr Amissah-Arthur underscored the need for the college to also target top management personnel and people in the civil service to enrol in the college.

He expressed satisfaction with the performance of the college, noting that the institution had over the years carved a niche for itself in Africa for the training of middle and senior level officers for staff, command and leadership roles in their various armed forces and allied institutions.

Mr Amissah-Arthur said the college’s plans to begin a Master of Science degree programme in procurement, logistics and supply chain management by the close of the year was a milestone in the school’s efforts to reach out to the civil populace.

The Vice-President emphasised that the government was desirous of supporting the college to sustain its service to the nation and pledged the government’s support to complete the 50 suite GETFund residential accommodation for the college next year.

While congratulating the graduands, he advised them to hold high the values of loyalty and integrity, which were critical to their professional progression.

The Commandant of the college, Air Vice Marshall Issifu Sakib Kadri, in his report, announced that the college would from September 2016, roll out a Ph.D. programme in Defence and International Politics, to build a reservoir of lecturers for the college.

He said the college would endeavour to introduce programmes which were relevant to the needs of industry.

Major Dominic Buah from the Ghana Army was adjudged the overall best student, followed by Major Samuel Essel, also from the Ghana Army, while the third best student went to Major Prince Tandoh, also from the Ghana Army. For their prizes, they took home television sets and other awards.

The only female graduand who emerged the best in the research paper in the Master of Science in Defence and International Politics was Major Dorothy Tay of the Ghana Army.

Vice-President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has tasked institutions of higher education to craft programmes tailored to broaden the scope and knowledge of students to understand better the complexities of issues confronting the country.

He stated that the current world of complexities called for equally educated people who could better appreciate and find solutions to difficult assignments.

Mr Amissah-Arthur made the call in a speech delivered on his behalf by the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, at the graduation ceremony of Course 36 (senior division) at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College at Teshie in Accra, yesterday.

Sixty officers from the armed forces of Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zambia and Rwanda, graduated with Master’s degrees in Defence and International Politics and Passed Staff Course.

Some were also from the Ghana National Fire Service, the Ghana Prisons Service and the Narcotics Control Board.

While urging the management of the college to constantly redesign its programmes to strategically confront the global challenges, Mr Amissah-Arthur underscored the need for the college to also target top management personnel and people in the civil service to enrol in the college.

He expressed satisfaction with the performance of the college, noting that the institution had over the years carved a niche for itself in Africa for the training of middle and senior level officers for staff, command and leadership roles in their various armed forces and allied institutions.

Mr Amissah-Arthur said the college’s plans to begin a Master of Science degree programme in procurement, logistics and supply chain management by the close of the year was a milestone in the school’s efforts to reach out to the civil populace.

The Vice-President emphasised that the government was desirous of supporting the college to sustain its service to the nation and pledged the government’s support to complete the 50 suite GETFund residential accommodation for the college next year.

While congratulating the graduands, he advised them to hold high the values of loyalty and integrity, which were critical to their professional progression.

The Commandant of the College, Air Vice Marshall Issifu Sakib Kadri, in his report, announced that the college would from September 2016, roll out a Ph.D. programme in Defence and International Politics, to build a reservoir of lecturers for the college.

He said the college would endeavour to introduce programmes which were relevant to the needs of industry.

Major Dominic Buah from the Ghana Army was adjudged the overall best student, followed by Major Samuel Essel, also from the Ghana Army, while the third best student went to Major Prince Tandoh, also from the Ghana Army. For their prizes, they took home television sets and other awards.

The only female graduand who emerged the best in the research paper in the Master of Science in Defence and International Politics was Major Dorothy Tay of the Ghana Army.

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