A matriculation ceremony has been held for fresh batch of students of Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) for the 2017/2018 academic year. The 60 students of Senior Course 39 will undertake the Past Staff Course (psc) and the Masters in Defense and International Politics (MDIP) programme. The matriculation ceremony took place in the College on Friday 29th September 2017. The Acting Registrar, Miss Stella Serwah Afful administered the Matriculation Oath. The students are from 11 countries including Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Zambia. The matriculation oath was signed on behalf of the students by the senior student, Lt Col Juliet Gyasi Necku.
STUDENTS OF COURSE 39 SWEARING THE MATRICULATION OATH
COMMANDANT AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMIC FACULTY
THE SENIOR STUDENT SIGNING THE MATRICULATION OATH. LOOKING ON IS THE ACTING REGISTRAR
THE COMMANDANT REAR ADMIRAL SETH AMOAMA DELIVERING HIS ADDRESS
Addressing the students, the Commandant of the College, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, urged the students to exhibit a high sense of diligence, integrity, discipline and moral courage to be able to go through the course. He encouraged them to express their views openly and meaningfully contribute towards discussions during syndicate room activities and central presentations as the Chatham House Rules operate in the College. The Commandant congratulated students on their nomination and cautioned them to take the academic program seriously as the package was expensive.
DIRECTOR CORPORATE AFFAIRS COL KOFI ARTHUR GIVING THE NOTE OF ASSURANCE
In a Note of Assurance, the Director of Corporate Affairs at the College, Colonel FD Arthur, assured the students of the preparedness of the Academic Division, the Research Department, the Library, the Administration and the Headquarters to support them in their quest to seek knowledge and also in their attempt to improve upon their academic credentials. The students were also encouraged by the Director to make the best out of their eleven months stay on the College.
On Sunday 1st October 2017, an Induction Religious Service was held for the students to commit them into the hands of God as they begin the 11-month course. Speaking at the Service with the theme, “Study to Show Thyself Approved” an Imam of the Ghana Armed Forces, Sharfudeen A Kamany urged the students to be the game changers during the course and in their line of duties after the course. Maj PN Doudu of Garrison SDA Church called on the students not to be corrupted nor compromise on discipline in their line of duties after passing out of the College. He urged them to justify the investments made in them and also implored higher command to create the enabling environment which will empower the officers to contribute their quota to the development of their various countries.
CONGREGATION AT THE INDUCTION RELIGIOUS SERVICE
MAJ PN DOUDU DELIVERING THE SERMON
In his remarks the Guest of Honour, Rear Admiral EA Bonsu (Retired) urged the students to be serious with the studies and work hard to show themselves approved by their Directing Staff and their various Armed Forces. He again entreated them to shun procrastination in their life in the College.
GUEST OF HONOUR, REAR ADMIRAL EA BONSU (RTD) DELIVERING HIS ADDRESS
The service was attended by the Commandant and staff of the College, military officers, students, families and well-wishers.