MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND GAFCSC UNITE FOR A FUTURE UNIVERSITY
The Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, in a significant stride towards enhancing the educational landscape in the country led a 28-member delegation on a pivotal visit to the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) on Monday, 22 January 2024 at Otu Barracks in Teshie.
The visit came as a result of a prior invitation extended by the college, seeking collaboration for a comprehensive expansion of their academic programmes.
Welcoming the esteemed delegation, the Commandant of GAFCSC, Major General Bismarck Kwesi Onwonah, expressed gratitude for their visit, highlighting it as a milestone in the college's history. He expressed optimism that the visit would help address prevalent academic challenges faced by the institution.
The Commandant's remarks were preceded by an informative presentation by the Chief Coordinator, Colonel Maxwell Mantey, which expounded on the college's pivotal role, organizational structure, and the challenges it encounters.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, in his remarks, acknowledged the military's global role in peace and security, affirming his sector's commitment to supporting GAFCSC's modernization agenda. He pledged collaborative efforts with the Ministry of Defence to seek Parliamentary approval for the college's transition into a university.
The Minister for Education assured that his ministry would bolster GAFCSC's capacity by providing essential logistical support to meet its objectives. He further, pledged his support to donate 20 laptop computers to the college.
The Minister was accompanied by the Director General (DG), of Ghana Education Service, Dr Eric Nkansah, the Chief Director (CD) at the ministry, Mrs Maamle Andrews and some other officials from the ministry.
By Sgt Opoku Solomon