General News of Monday, 6 February 2017
The Ghana Police Service has allayed fears the over 200 dismissed police recruits from the police training schools in the country will pose danger to the public.
Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Supt. Cephas Arthur, told Onua FM Monday that the recruits “are no danger to the society,” indicating they did not train to the level of handling guns.
“The dismissed trainees have not gotten to the level of handling guns and other weapons which could motivate them to take guns,” he explained. Rather, he said the trainee they have received will “be beneficial to the society because they have gone through certain form of police training”.
A total of 206 police recruits undergoing training at the various police schools were dismissed Friday over questionable academic credentials.
The affected recruits include those under training at the National Police Training School (NPTS) in Accra and the Service’s training schools in Kumasi, Ho, Koforidua and Pwalugu.
A letter sighted by 3news.com and written to Commanding Officer of the Pwalugu Police Training School by COP Beatrice Vib-Sanziri, the Director-General in charge of Human Resources, said all the recruits who submitted only WASSCE certificates should be referred to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) “for further vetting”.
However, all those who submitted BECE, NVTI, NABPTEX and City and Guilds certificates are to return home.
Speaking on Onua FM Monday, Supt Arthur argued “every Ghanaians should even have had a military training, hence the training the recruits have received so far will “help them and the society”.