Veep commends GAFCSC for shaping military

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has commended the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) for helping to shape the career of the military.

He said the quality of training the college provides to its students has enabled them to excel in their professions around the world.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur was speaking at the joint graduation ceremony for Officers of the Regular Course 37 and Pioneer students of the 2015/2016 Master of Science in Defence and International Politics (MDIP) Weekend Graduands.

In all 69 military officers and 30 civilians graduated with Master of Science in Defence and International Politics at the GAFCSC.

The participants for the Regular Officers Course 37 are from Ghana, Nigeria, Botswana, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Togo, Mali, Namibia, South Africa, Cote d’Voire, Liberia and The Gambia.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur expressed delight that some aspects of professional military training are being integrated into the course to enhance the preparation of students.

He said current global complexities and challenges demand that officers would have to develop a broad outlook to appreciate security issues around.

He urged the management of the college to continue to design programmes that would enable it retain its strategic relevance on the continent.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur also charged the pioneer students of the MDIP Weekend Graduands to maintain high standard in their endeavours and serve as ambassadors for the college.

He said the training that they have received from the college is not an end itself but should spare them on to do more.

Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, Commandant, GAFCSC, said the course was specially designed to prepare them for the demanding and challenging tasks ahead as they climb higher in their various profession.

He said the qualities of leadership that they have leant over the period require them to be honest and have strong moral principles.

“I am convinced that you have developed an insatiable crave for knowledge over the period. Continue to educate yourselves wherever you find yourselves” he added.

Major P.A. Hoffman, who was adjudged the overall best student, was given the honour graduate award.

Lieutenant Commodore B.M. Braimah was given award for being the second best student while Lieutenant Commodore N.A.Akwei-Aryee was given award for being the third best student.

Meanwhile, the main auditorium at the GAFCSC has been named after Lieutenant General, Joshua Hamidu for establishing the college in 1976.

Source: Government of Ghana