The last quarter courses for the School of Ordnance, Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), has begun at the school’s premises on Wednesday, 3 October, 2018.
The courses included: Senior Non–Commission Officer’s (SNCO’s) Advance Course 07/2018, Tailor B1 Course 08/2018, Leather Works B1 Course 09/2018, Storeman Ordnance B1 Course 10/2018 and Storeman General Duties B1 Course 11/2018.
The Director of Studies, Military Academy and Training Schools (MATS), Col Williams Mawusi Honku, in his opening remarks entreated the students to be discipline and eschew bad behavior throughout the period of the course.
He continued that, their presence at the school for the moment was to provide an opportunity to understand vibrantly the nature of their core mandates as Storemen and artisans, and also enhanced them to handle relevant logistics and vocational issues in the GAF and operational fields.
Col WM Honku reiterated that, the courses were important in the GAF, therefore, the necessary attention must be given as their promotion and development would depend on these courses, he added that, Command had high expectations that they would excel on the course. “Your career progression in the Armed Forces is tied to your performance,” he said.
He further used the opportunity to counsel the students to be punctual and also make conscious efforts to learn in order to enhance their daily activities wherever they found themselves.
The Commanding Officer (CO) of the School of Ordinance Major Anthony Amoako, on his part disclosed that, as part of the course package the students were scheduled to undergo a 10-week intensive training adding that, the package was designed to upgrade their knowledge and skills in all the above mentioned Trades.
He continued that the school was working hard to receive the needed affiliation from credible professional bodies for all the courses, adding that, the intake would be the first beneficiaries of the affiliated programmes.
In all 148 personnel drawn from the Army, Navy, Airforce and Civilians Establishment (CE) are participants in the course.