The Engineer Training School has closed its first half courses for the year with a graduation ceremony held at the school’s recreational grounds on Thursday 16 July 2020.
A total of 146 personnel graduated from five different courses namely Electrical Engineering Technology A1, Survey (Advance) and Plumbing and Gas Fitting Technology B1. The rest of the courses are Wood Constructing Technology B1 and Topo Draughtsmanship A111.
The Guest of Honour, Commandant Military Academy and Training School (MATS), Maj Gen Charles Awitty stated that the Engineer Training School is one of the important school under his command at MATS and will continue to play its role in the Ghana Armed Force by providing technical training in combat and constructional engineering to all ranks and civilian employees.
He said that it is gratifying to note that these day and age, soldiers have grown to appreciate the competitive nature of the business environment of the country, hence developing themselves in readiness for any challenges.
He was hopeful that the practical experiences they have acquired during their field exercises and educational visits will expose them to new trends in construction techniques and will also enable them to work effectively.
Maj Gen Awitty expressed his gratitude to the various institutions and organizations that continue to assist and support the ETS in accomplishing its tasks through hosting of students for practical works and donation of items to the school.
The Commanding Officer of the Engineer Training School, Lt Col Ernest Nyuur in his opening remarks stated that the courses were conducted in line with the curriculum of the school which comprises lectures, practical works, demonstrations, field exercises and visits to some selected companies.
He noted that the period under review, student undertook numerous projects and practical works within and outside the barracks with the notable among them being the Sappers Lounge which is a one story matambo. The story matambo is an edifice to complement the mess of the school of the school.
He admonished the graduating students to be good envoys of the school and always give off their best in the various acquired trades and also urged them to endeavor to put the knowledge acquired at the disposal of their various units.
He expressed his profound gratitude to the German Armed Forces Training Assistant Group (GAFTAG) and the United States North Dakota guards for the continuous infrastructure, equipment and training supports.
The Commandant of MATS, Maj Gen Awitty also commissioned the newly constructed Sappers Lounge which is one story Matambo to complement the ETS mess.