The Management of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghana Police Service (GPS) has agreed to offer a Postgraduate Diploma in Security Studies.
UCC in a blog post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh said the new programme which aims at upgrading the knowledge of personnel of the service in security would be hosted at the Police Academy in Accra.
Vice-Chancellor of UCC, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong in his address at the ceremony said the collaboration between his outfit and the Police Service would equip police officers to be highly skilled, competent and professionals in security activities and thereby enhance peace and security.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr James Oppong-Boanuh who signed the MoU on behalf of the Service indicated that the Police Administration would continue to monitor the progress of the programme to ensure that it was successfully executed to achieve its objectives.
“Effective monitoring and feedback mechanisms have been put in place to ensure the timely response to concerns at the training,” he intimated.
Mr Oppong-Boanuh explained that the programme would be organised in three phases with a blend of traditional police subject areas, academic courses to be handled by UCC and practical courses on Contemporary Policing.
The IGP urged the pioneer class of the postgraduate diploma in security programme to be responsible and take the programme serious to build their capacities in order to offer quality service to the country.
“Let discipline, discernment, dedication and commitment remain your hallmark in order to complete the course successfully. You must be able to think outside the box in your duties as Senior Police Officers,” he urged.