Pro vice chancellor of the university of cape coast, Prof Rosemond Boohene has announced that the university is ready to train more police officers to enhance protection of lives and properties in the country.
According to her, the university of cape coast has taken the lead in that direction to support the effort of the Ghana police administration, to train the law enforcers in the service.
Prof Boohene was speaking at the occasion of the matriculation of the
fresh distance mode of education students for 2021/2022
academic year at cape coast.
She mentioned that societal climates have changed, and the limit of traditional police training has been extended to its maximum dexterity, underscoring the need to upscale training and improve the standards of service delivery.
She emphasized the increase in threat to global peace and security and the international community including Ghana.
“We are being challenged to improve upon our security abilities and to articulate good security policies, hence the need for more competent professionals to meet the security and terrorism challenges in Ghana and beyond”.
She observed that the university of cape coast is just like any other university in the world and has its rules and regulations, saying “I wish to emphasise that the rules and regulations are not for the purposes of punishing you, they’re meant to bring order and harmony in the university and make your lives and studies enjoyable as well as enable students, staffs and student residents of the university to function effectively.
Prof Darkwah noted that Ghana police service has shocked a lot of successes in combating crimes over the years and there is still the need to further train them in counterterrorism activities, so that at the end of the day, they will be able to help protect the citizens of this country.
She therefore gave the statistics of this year’s matriculatants of the university.
Story by Sally Ngissah.