The Ghana Navy has signed a partnership agreement with Ho Technical University (HTU) to pave way for the certification and accreditation of courses run at the Supply Application School (SAS) of the Ghana Navy at Nutekpor to ensure personnel receive recognized qualifications and as well enhance the standard of education at the School.
The partnership was formalized with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Chief Staff Officer (CSO) at the Naval Headquarters, Commodore (Cdre) Prosper Mensah Modey on behalf of the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Rear Admiral Issah Adam Yakubu and the Vice-Chancellor of HTU, Professor Ben Honyenuga at a brief ceremony held on Tuesday 13 June 2023 at the FO Kwami Chamber at the school premises in Ho.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ben Honyenuga, in his address noted that the collaboration was in line with the strategic direction and mission of the school. He commended the Naval High Command and Senior Officers who worked tirelessly to make the partnership a reality.
Prof Honyenuga was optimistic that the joint academic programme will offer a unique blend of curricular offerings, faculty expertise and resources that would enrich the learning journey of both institutions and further assured the delegation that HTU would deliver its mandate diligently to ensure that the shared expectations between both institutions are realised. The Vice-Chancellor also pledged his unflinching support to further strengthen ties between HTU and the Ghana Navy.
On his part, Cdre Modey said the SAS has within this short period of establishment been renowned for its commitment to excellence in training of naval personnel in supply and logistics and its related fields. “The signing of this MoU with Ho Technical University signifies our shared dedication to enhancing the quality and relevance of our courses, ultimately strengthening the capabilities of our naval personnel,” he said.
He mentioned that the collaboration marks an important milestone in the academic journey of SAS since the award of the requisite certification to naval personnel would equip them with the adequate academic and professional knowledge to be competitive in the job market after they exit the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF). He reiterated that the certification and accreditation would not only enhance the career prospects of personnel but would also furnish them with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the complex challenges of the maritime world.
The CSO also acknowledged the leadership and pivotal role the Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Training Command, Cdre Godwin Bessing played to make the collaboration a reality. He as well commended Prof Honyenuga, faculty heads and staff of the noble university for their unwavering commitment to delivering quality education and training.
He assured the Ghana Navy’s commitment to ensuring the terms of the MoU were strictly adhered to and the required standards maintained at all times for continuous improvement. “Together, we will shape the future of supply and secretarial education with our naval forces and ensure that we remain at the forefront of maritime operations,” he said.
The former Flag Officer Fleet, Commodore Bright Emmanuel Atiayao, The Flag Officer Fleet, Capt (GN) Samuel Ayelazonu, The Director Naval Training, Capt (GN) Dennis Eghan, The Training Coordinator, Naval Training Command, Capt (GN) Albert Kpesenu, The Dean, International Programmes and Institutional Linkages, Dr Paulina Adzoyi, The Dean of Faculty of Applied Sciences, Dr John Ayimah were present.
Others were the Dean of Business School, Prof Edern Azila-Gbettor, The Director, Planning & Quality Assurance, Dr Edward K Ayimey, Head of Department, Hotel and Tourism Mgt Madam Judith Agboka, The Head of Department, Logistics & Supply Chain Mgt, Ing Francis Amplaw, other Heads of Department, Senior Officers and some Lecturers.