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16.07.2004 Regional News

CIAMC to introduce courses in Koforidua

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Koforidua, July 16, GNA - The Chartered Institute of Administration and Management Consultants-Ghana (CIAMC) is to introduce its courses in Koforidua in the Eastern Region by August this year.

The Executive Secretary of the Central and Western Regional branch of the body, Mr Samuel Mawusi Asafo who announced this at a press briefing in Koforidua, said CIAMC students in the region now travelled to Accra to attend lectures.

He said ''the aim of the institute is to produce a new breed of professionally trained administrators who would manage, improve and propel the economies of Ghana and Africa.''

Mr Asafo said the institute has established extensive international collaboration and strategic alliances with several reputable and internationally recognized bodies like the International Professional Managers of the United Kingdom (IPMA) to enhance its operations.

Other institutions are the Institute of Administration and Commerce of South Africa, the Australian Institute of Management and the Paris Graduate School of Management. Mr Asafo said the lectures of the Institute would be organized on at the Koforidua Polytechnic on Saturdays and on distance education programmes.

The Institute would run two programmes, the Post-Experience Qualifying Programme (PEQP) which is specially designed for practicing professionals, chief executives, heads of departments, academics and mangers with various professional backgrounds who wish to become Chartered Administrators and Licensed Management Consultants. The second programme, the Pre-PEQP, is a six-month admission to pre-qualification course designed for middle level, junior managers and young practicing professionals.

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