Four Hundred and seventy-six (476) recruit officers of the Ghana Prisons Service have passed out at the Prison Officers Training School as Second Class Officers to begin their career as Correction Officers.

Addressing the course participants at a brief closing ceremony, the Deputy Director General in charge of Administration and Finance Mrs. Josephine Fredua Agyemang commended the commandant and staff of the Prisons Training School for their good work in the training the course participants.

She encouraged all participants to strive to bring honor to the service and be guided by the Prison regulations in the discharge of the duties. “Act as good role models to the inmates and treat them humanely” she added. They were tasked as ambassadors to keep COVID-19 out of the Prisons by observing all safety protocols.

“On behalf of the Director General of Prisons, I dully promote recruit course 114 to the rank of the Second Class Officers “DDGP/Admn and Finance added.

The course which is made up of three hundred and twelve (312) men and one hundred and sixty four (164) women spanned for a period of six months ( with physical training, drills, practical attachment and examinations in Computation, Penal law, Reception Duties and Prison Duties.

The participants were of varied academic background including vocational training, Senior High School graduates and Diploma holders. All subjects’ awards went to female recruit Officers.

Female recruit officer (FRO) Gloria Ama Kankam took the best in Reception Duties and Penal law, FRO Belinda Darko was adjudged the best in Computation whiles FRO Abigail Addo took the best in Prison Duties.

The overall best recruit officer went to FRO Gloria Ama Kankam present at the ceremony were the Director of Human Resource Development (Mr. Kk Kpeli), Director of Technical and Services (Mr. Nelson Duut), Ag. Director of Health (Mad. Patience Baffoe Bonnie), the Regional Commander and the Commandant of the Prisons Training School.

                                                                                                                                            SOURCE: PR UNIT

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