General News of Monday, 6 February 2017
The Ghana Police Service has dismissed 206 police recruits who were undergoing training at the Pwalugu Police Training School in the Upper East Region, not 3000 as is being speculated in a section of the Ghanaian media, Superintendent Cephas Arthur, Director of Public Affairs, Ghana Police Service, has clarified.
“The number is 206, not 3000. If the number were 3000, it would mean we dismissed all the police officers we recruited in the service. That is not the case. The figures are nowhere close to 3000,” he told Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom, on Accra100.5FM on Monday February 6.
He further stated: “The administration has decided to enforce the law against them, especially those who forged documents to deceive a public officer. They will face the law.”
On Friday February 3, Mrs Beatrice Vib-Sanziri, Commissioner of Police, Director-General/Human Resource Department, wrote a letter to the Officer Commanding PPSTS, Pwalugu, saying: “I am directed by the Inspector General of Police to inform you to withdraw from training all recruits who do not meet the required academic qualification as follows: Only BECE Certificates (44), BECE and NVTI (22), NVTI (22), BECE and NABPTEX (7), NABPTEX (2), WASSCE (15), City and Guilds (1) and No Certificate (1).”