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Good News to Ghana Armed Forces – Dr. Bawumia surprises

Good News to Ghana Armed Forces – Dr. Bawumia surprises

The Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has launched a tutorial journal for the Ghana soldiers Command and Staff College(GAFCSC).

It was launched on Friday, August 21st, 2021 and it’s to be a channel for communicating academic knowledge both locally and internationally.

The journal, referred to as “The African Journal of Defence, Security, and Strategy” was compiled and edited by the school and this happens to be the first-ever academic journal developed by a military college within the West African sub-region.

Dr. Bawumia was the Special Guest at the 2021 joint graduation of Senior Staff Course 42 and Master of Science Degree in Defence and International Politics of GAFCSC in Accra.

According to him, this particular journal would help in broadening the scope of educational frontiers of the military to satisfy the dynamics in security and intelligence-related issues.

He admitted the immeasurable contribution of the school to existing knowledge and scholarship since its inception in 1963, not just within the field of defense and security but to the overall Public Service practices.

He believed the journal would contribute towards addressing evolving and contemporary challenges in Africa.

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia also lauded the College’s decision to introduce Philosophy Programme in Defense and International Politics and a Masters’ Programme in Security Studies.

81 students graduated altogether and it comprises 59 military officers, 22 allied students from some sister countries like Tanzania, Nigeria, Benin, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

These students who graduated were civilians from the varied public and personal institutions including the Electoral Commission, Ministry of data, Electricity Company of Ghana, Asaase Radio, the Ghana Education Service, and therefore the Chronicle News Paper.

72 out of the 81 graduates were awarded Past Staff Course, 42 Master of Science in Defence and International Politics, and therefore the rest received Master of Science Degree in Defence and International Politics after undergoing 11-month intensive training.

Mahamudu Bawumia observed that terrorism and piracy was a serious security threat in Africa and required collaboration among respective African countries to fight and eliminate them.

The vice-chairman said the safety and peace of the sub-region and Africa as an entire rested on their shoulders and urged them to figure collaboratively to sustain the peace and stability of the continent.

He finally urged the graduates to be good ambassadors of the school and exhibit the military traits of discipline and punctuality and remain focused and be agents of change in their respective institutions and society as an entire.

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