GTUC TRAINS PRISONS OFFICERS

 

GTUC, Kumasi Campus, as part of its social responsibility programmes has given free 2 months ICT training to 200 Officers from Kumasi Central Prisons.

The training programme centered on the use of Microsoft Office Applications and building internet concepts. It also as a platform to add up to the stock of knowledge of Officers in the area of ICT and to create top of mind awareness of GTUC in the region to showcase the programmes on offer.

The programme was also timely since it came at a time the Ghana Prisons Service(GPS) was rolling out a strategic plan which will enable them move from the manual way of keeping records to an electronic medium that is expected to be more reliable and efficient.

A closing ceremony was organised to mark the end of the two month training for the first batch of 40 Officers nominated for the training programme. Certificates of participation were presented to participants.

In attendance were Director, GTUC, Kumasi Campus, Dr. George Oppong A. Ampong, Head, Academics, Mr. Pius Agyekum, Mr. George Akom and other officials from the Kumasi Campus. A representative of the Regional Commander, Ghana Prisons Service, Madam Florence Nyaba Nkrumah and the Regional PRO-Ghana Prisons Service Mr. James Annan were also present.

Speaking at the event, Dr. George Ampong congratulated the graduating class and assured the service of GTUC’s readiness to collaborate with them to give more training to build the human resource needs of the service.

He also charged the Officers to put the knowledge they have acquired to good use for a positive impact on what they do.

Mr. George Akom, an official from GTUC, informed the participants about formal programmes on offer at the University College and entreated them to enroll. He further stated that, advanced courses in the areas they have been exposed to would be organized by the Centre of Professional Development (CPD) in due course and participants should take advantage to become experts in ICT.

The representative of the Regional Commander, Madam Florence Nyaba Nkrumah, in her remarks, thanked GTUC for the opportunity to train Officers of the Service and appealed to GTUC to extend the offer to other stations in the region.