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ACADEMY AND TRAINING SCHOOL

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Para-military training for Immigration Officers became imperative following the conversion of the erstwhile Immigration Department under the Ministry of the Interior into a security service under PNDCL 226 of 1989.

 With this new status, the need was felt to have the service’s own training facility where professional training of staff could be delivered. Prior to the establishment of the Academy and Training School in 1998, Immigration Officers were trained by the Military, the Police and the Fire Service.

The establishment of the school is credited to the former Director of Immigration Mr. W.K.Aboah (Rtd. Commissioner of Police) who acquired two road construction camps from the Assin Traditional authorities which were later converted into what is now known as Immigration Academy and Training School. The road camps were part of the estates that were handed over to the Assin Chiefs by the construction firms that built the Yamoransa/Kumasi highway- Kajima Shimuzu and Daewoo Construction Firms.

In December 2001, His Excellency, the Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama commissioned the Academy and Training School and reviewed the first graduation parade of Cadet Corps of the Academy. Two years later in 2003, the second cadet corps graduated from the Academy. The review officer was Hon. Prof. Dominic Fobi.

The Academy will continue to be the venue for career enhancement for serving officers and induction training for new entrants. The objective of the training is to build capacity in the Service by equipping officers with relevant knowledge and skills required to develop their leadership and managerial potentials.

The Commandant of the Academy is Major Mathias Kwasi Agordekpey (Rtd). He was preceded by Mr. A.A. Adubah (Rtd. ACP) who was the first Commandant of the Academy.

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