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23.01.2012 General News

KAIPTC Admits Fresh Conflict Students

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The matriculates and faculty and staff of KAIPTC AND GIMPA in a photo after the ceremony.

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has matriculated its second batch of 50 graduate students for a Master of Arts Degree in Conflict, Peace and Security (MCPS).

The students, comprising 48 Ghanaians and 12 non-Ghanaians, with 10 women all coming from 5 countries across the world, will be undertaking a tailor made, demand-driven programme crafted by the faculty and staff of KAIPTC and GIMPA.

The Commandant of the centre, Air Vice Marshall (AVM) Christian E. K Dovlo, congratulated the students for their admission to study the one year programme at the centre.  

He said the programme, since its inception, had opened additional avenues for the centre to build capacity and also add to the knowledge of peace and security.

'It opened additional avenues for us to not only build capacity but also add to knowledge in the area of peace and security,' he said.

AVM Dovlo furthermore said that the public was currently showing interest in the post graduate programmes the centre had been accredited to offer.

'This response and interest shown will energize us to remain responsive to the needs of our stakeholders,' the commandants noted.

Dr. Samuel Nii Noi Ashong, Deputy Rector of GIMPA, in his address pledged GIMPA's continuous and unwavering support to KAIPTC in its much sought-after programmes.

He said assessment of the graduate programme, which had been fully accredited by the National Accreditation Board, indicated high recognition both in Ghana and beyond.

He thus encouraged the students to make maximum use of the opportunity to build their capacity in conflict, peace and security. 

By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri

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