Accra, Aug.19, GNA –
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.
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
Amissah-Arthur expressed delight that some aspects of professional military
training are being integrated into the course to enhance the preparation of
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.
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
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 the programme for 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.
B.M. Braimah was given award for being the second best student whiles
Lieutenant Commodore N.A.Akwei-Aryee was given award for being the third best
Meanwhile, the main
auditorium at the GAFCSC has been named after Lieutenant General, Joshua Hamidu
for establishing of the college in 1976.