The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has held its 10th graduation ceremony for graduands from various departments in different countries at the main auditorium at KAIPTC in Kpeshie on Thursday, 7 July 2022
The colourful ceremony saw graduands from countries such as Ghana, Egypt, Mali, Cameroun, Malawi, Togo, and Nigeria; graduating with Doctorate and Master of Arts Programmes, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in International Conflict Management (PICM), Master of Arts in Gender, Peace and Security (MGPS), Master of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security (MCPS), Executive Version of Masters of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security (EMCPS) and Weekend Masters of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security (WMCPS).
Speaking on the theme, ‘A decade of peace and security education: The role of KAIPTC’, the Guest of Honour for the ceremony, Air Vice-Marshal Christian Edem Dovlo (Rtd) commended the graduands for their hard work and perseverance in sailing through a well challenging academic cycle. He said the Centre has garnered a substantial amount of experience in influencing the peace and security debate and training in Africa over the decade.
The Commandant of KAIPTC, Major General Francis Ofori in his address applauded the graduands for excelling through the adversity presented by Covid-19 pandemic to end a successful academic year. He quantified the learning environment created for students of KAIPTC to be scholars with much potential and become effective global citizens. He also urged the graduands to be adaptive and responsive while taking advantage of the vast opportunities in the world to contribute their quota in making the globe a better place.
Maj Gen Ofori stated his confidence in the graduands becoming brand ambassadors of KAIPTC in other institutions and governmental agencies around the globe. He encouraged them to contribute effectively to the Accra Initiative which has its Headquarters in Ghana to synchronize the fight against terrorism and cross-border crimes in West Africa.
In attendance was the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice-Marshal Frank Hanson, Commander, Army Training Command, Brig Gen Berimah Brakoh Owusu, Commander, Armoured Brigade, Brig Gen Winfred Dzandu-Hedidor, and the Military Secretary, Air Commodore J Adu-Gyamfi.