Physical Training Instructors (PTI) Adventure Course 73 has ended on Friday 5 June 2020 at Larteh in the Eastern Region Koforidua.
In all, a total of 48 students were drawn from the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to take part in the 16 weeks vigorous and demanding course.
During the course, the students went through Rock climbing, Rappelling and a 14 kilometers endurance Walk.
Speaking with the Acting Course Commanding Officer (CO), Lt Gason Kofi Adase, he said the course was designed primarily to equip and assess the student’s physical fitness level, dexterity and agility, man management, strength, endurance and most importantly their awareness in executing their day to day duties as physical training instructors. He noted the adventure training was successful and competitive and that the potential physical training instructors were going to achieve their aim.
In an interview with the Director in charge of Training Sports, Col Richard Kofi Akoto, he averred that the aim of the exercise was to build the confidence of Physical Training Instructors (PTI) to enable them acquire knowledge, physical fitness and the endurance and the capability to train troops.
Col Akoto disclosed that, before and during the course, they were able to overcome lot of challenges with regards to logistics, lack of requisite nomination from the various units among others. He revealed that the involvement of other sister security services into the course was a paramilitary training to enable them build up in their physical fitness level and to improve on their endurance stage.