Mr. Kobina Beecham, CEO of the Youth Employment Agency, inspecting the graduates during the passing-out parade
The Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Mr. Kobina Beecham, has entreated five hundred graduating course participants of the Prisons Module Course Two to work hard as Prisons Support Staff to make their five weeks training worthwhile, and also make the Youth Employment Agency Proud.
He noted this when he reviewed the passing-out parade of the participants at the Prisons Officers’ Training School at Roman Ridge in Accra recently. The CEO said with the level of discipline the participants have exhibited on the parade grounds, he was very confident that they have picked up the requisite skills with which to support the prison officers they will be attached to at the various prisons.
As part of their employment plan, Mr. Beecham appealed to the Prisons Service to, ‘take the participants through the rudiments of the prison job, so that after their two years’ experience, the Service can absorb them fully into the prison system’.
According to the YEA boss, his outfit is bent on fulfilling its mandate of not just employing about a hundred thousand youth in the year 2016, but to also equip them with employable skills.
The participants were taken through courses such as drill, security searches and escorting, Interpersonal skills, Overview of the Ghana Prisons Service, Prison Gate Duties, First Aid, Inmates and the Prison Environment, and Prisoner Disturbances.
For awards, the Best in Order of Merit went to Anang Francis Anyetei, the Best in Drill also went to Tovour D. Maxwell, with Grace Asasey receiving the Commandant’s Award.
Other dignitaries present at the ceremony were Mr. Benson Baba Tongo, the Member of Parliament for Telensi; Mr. Kwame Kuma Kpeli, the Director of Prisons in charge of Human Resource Development; Mr. Mark Agbosu, the Commandant of the Training School and other officials of the Youth Employment Agency.
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