The Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) had unveiled its maiden academic journal to serve as a channel of academic communication. The journal which is titled: “The African Journal of Defence, Security and Strategy”, and compiled and edited by the college can also be accessed on www.ajodss.com. It was launched at the seventh congregation of the GAFCSC at Burma Camp in Accra.
The event also marked the joint graduation of Senior Command and Staff Course 42 and Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Defence and International Politics.The graduands consisted of 81 military officers, made up of 59 Ghanaians and 22 others from neighbouring African countries.The eleven-month course also included civilian graduates — politicians, journalists and other public servants who were also awarded degrees.
In his annual review, the Commandant of the GAFCSC, Rear Admiral Moses Beick-Baffour, said 2026 was the deadline for the college to get a charter to become autonomous and gave the assurance that all efforts would be made to achieve that feat. He also announced that the college intends to introduce a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Defence and International Politics as well as a Master’s programme in Security Studies. He also further announced the introduction of a new five-year strategic plan for the college.
An officer of the Ghana Army, Major Peter Afreh, who emerged as the Overall Best Student, received the Honour Graduate Award which is also known as the Minister of Defence Prize. He received a book, a shield, a 43-inch television and a giant trophy.