The Army Combat Training School (ACTS) has commenced the Army Instructors Orientation Course for a total of 47 personnel made up of two Officers and forty-five others ranks at a short but impressive opening ceremony on Monday 1 June, 2020 at the Buchanan Hall at Whistler Barracks in Teshie.
Speaking on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj Gen Thomas Oppong-Peprah, the Commander of the Army Combat Training School, Brig Gen Atogebakoga Alobawone said the 2-week course had been designed to provide the participants with the necessary orientation, increase their awareness and other basics that would enable them to perform their duties effectively as instructors.
He noted that the course would take the form of lectures and teaching practices, panel discussions and an exercise at the end.
“The scope of the subjects covered span several fields including methods of instruction, collaborative problem-based learning and guidance and counselling. The rest are psychology, technology and relevant aspects of leadership,” he added.
He reminded the participants that, discipline was the cornerstone of their profession. He therefore, encouraged them to exhibit maturity in all their dealings and maintain the COVID-19 protocols outlined for their safety.
Brig Gen Alobawone also said that the facilitators and the resource persons who had been invited were generally experienced, knowledgeable and willing to sacrifice their time to help them understand useful concepts relevant to their role.
He therefore, charged the participants to do the needful and live up to the confidence that the Ghana Army had reposed in them as proud instructors.