A graduation ceremony was held for students of Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) Junior Division (Jnr Div) Course 69 at Otu Barracks on Thursday 14 June, 2018. The students from 3 different African countries assembled in the College on Monday 5 February 2018 and went through 18 weeks of intensive studies.

STUDENTS OF JDC 69 MATCHING TO HAMIDU HALL FOR THE GRADUATION CEREMONY

SOME GRADUATES OF JDC 69 SEATED FOR THE CEREMONY

In his report during the ceremony, the Assistant Commandant in charge of the Jnr Div, Brigadier General MN Akpatsu said that the Course was made up of 52 students consisting of 37 pers from the Ghana Armed Forces, 2 from National Security, 2 from Bureau of National Investigations, 2 from Ghana Revenue Authority (Customs Division), 2 from the Botswana Defense Force and 7 from the Nigerian Armed Forces. All the students successfully went through the programme.

ASSISTANT COMMANDANT JNR DIV, BRIG GEN MN AKPATSU GIVING THE COURSE REPORT

GUEST OF HONOUR BRIG GEN AMANIE AND DIGNITARIES WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY
THE CHAPLAIN AND IMAM WHO OFFICIATED THE CEREMONY

The Guest of Honour for the occasion was Brigadier General WK Amanie (Retired), a former Assistant Commandant of the College.

GUEST OF HONOUR FOR JDC 69 GRADUATION CEREMONY BRIG GEN WK AMANIE

In his address Brigadier General WK Amanie urged the graduates to be focused and meticulous in the discharge of their duties as well as show integrity and professionalism wherever they find themselves. He expressed his delight in the enrolment of foreign students and personnel of other security agencies into the Jnr Div Course and looked forward to more collaboration with other stakeholders. He further congratulated the graduates and commended the leadership of the College for a successfully running the course.

THE GUEST OF HONOUR BRIG GEN WK AMANIE DELIVERING HIS ADDRESS

The ceremony was attended by Directors from the 3 Services of the Ghana Armed Forces, Senior Officers from sister Security Services, some Defence Advisors/Attaches, families and friends of the graduating students, students of Senior Div Course 39 and some permanent staff of the College. The Commandant of the College, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama conferred the ‘jsc’ degrees on the graduates and presented them with certificates.

REAR ADMIRAL SETH AMOAMA PRESENTING CERTIFICATES TO SOME GRADUATES OF COURSE 69

SOME GRADUATES OF JDC COURSE 69 PROUDLY SHOWING OFF THEIR CERTIFICATES

Prizes were awarded to some selected deserving graduates for their outstanding performances. In the Assistant Commandant’s Prize Essay, the 1st prize went to Lt (NN) SI Olowookere whilst Flt Lt SA Josephson and Maj N Boahene took the 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively. In the Commandant’s Prize Essay, Capt AO Adebo, Sqn Ldr AS Inusa and Lt (GN) HB Azu were 1st, 2nd and 3rd in that order. Ms AAD Boakye Boateng was adjudged the best among the allied security services students.

MISS AAD BOAKYE BOATENG RECEIVING HER PRIZE FROM THE GUEST OF HONOUR

In the ultimate prizes, Maj EKA Lumour was the 3rd Best while Flt Lt M Agyenim-Boateng was the 2nd best. The Overall best student award went to Flt Lt SA Josephson.

BRIG GEN WK AMANIE (RTD) PRESENTING THE OVERALL BEST PRIZE TO FLT LT SA JOSEPHSON OF THE GHANA AIRFORCE.

THE GUEST OF HONOUR PRESENTING A PRIZE TO THE BEST ALLIED STUDENT OF COURSE 69 CAPT SA BALA

SOME STUDENTS OF SNR DIV COURSE 39 AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY

THE GUEST OF HONOUR, COMMANDANT AND OTHER DIGNITARIES IN A GROUP PICTURE WITH GRADUATES OF JNR DIV COURSE 69