Ghana Complementary Basic Education

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Ghana, has sworn into office its 5th Governing Council with the call on members to appreciate the role of accademic and professional education to improve the knowledge, skills, attitudes and character formation of individuals, empowering them for the job market towards national development.
Ghana Complementary Basic Education
Professor Stephen Adei, professor of Economics and Leadership at Ashesi University who was speaking as the Guest of Honour at the event on the theme, “The Role and Importance of Professional Education in National Development,” professional education is important to the groth of every nation and that lack of professional education a country will suffer great retardation in its development.

He however indicated that the tonic for professionalism in good and quality basic education and when that is given less attention, it brew disaster which have serious consequencies on the delivery of services.

Professor Stephen Adei, pointed out that in Ghana today, about two-third of public basic school students after spending nine years in school have become “functionally illiterates,” for a mere fact that there have absolutely been no supervision at the public schools, making students lack good basic education.

He mentioned that, CILT-Ghana as an institute can begin doing things differently to change the cycle by accepting the fact that one of the bastion of the country’s development is for the professionals to become professional.

CILT-Ghana Now

The immediate past President of CILT-Ghana, Rev. G. D. Mensah who was delivering the Presidentail Report to the newly inducted Council Members about the current state of the institute pointed out that, the institute has seen tremendous growth in membership which is now 574; growing its Chartered fellows to 18, and Corporate members to 9 among others.

“Under my Presidency, CILT Ghana has seen tremendous growth in its membership base with more registered students/Affiliates that are pursuing the Institute’s professional programmes. Membership (Members in Good Standing) now stands at 574with 18 Chartered Fellows, 98 Chartered Members, 65 Members, 384 Affiliates and 9 Corporate Members.”

Six (6) more Institutes have been accreditted to offer CILT courses in their various institutions.
CILT-Ghana’s financial strength has also grown to GH66,320.97 in its Cedi Account.
Rev. G. D. Mensah however promised his support for the newly sworn-in Council to ensure that CILT-Ghana grows from strength to strength.

Mr. Ebo Hammond, CILT-Ghana President

The newly sworn-in President of CILT-Ghana, Ebo Hammond has indicatede that professional education should not be seen as a programme for the poor or less bright students but for all as part of building the skill-setn of the nation’s human resources to help fit into all fields of natiobnal endeavours for accelerated development.

According to him, academic-oriented universities have also seen the importance of professional education and for that matter, have been collaborating with professionals, incorporating industry attachments as part of their faculty.
“CILT has shown the way in Ghana, with the accreditation of nine institutions, almost all of which are universities.
Ebo Hammond also mentioned that, for a more strategic approach to ensuring a holistic academic and professional education policy, there is the need for the National Accreditation Board to be overhauled and empowered to establish a more comprehensive framework to govern both educational systems.

“We therefore recommend that the structuring and review of the Act of the NAB into an Authority with a wider and higher authority to empower them to implement a comprehensive qualifying framework that takes into consideration both types of the education systems.”

He pointed out that CILT has remain the only professional body that is focused on end-to-end supply chain resolves to consinue to provide professional leadership and support national development through its glocalized professional training programmes.

He said, the Institute is in the process of developing a professional-oriented Masters Programme in Logistics and Transport by partnering selected universities and colleges to offer to the public.

AWARDS

Awards were given to outstanding members of the Governing Council, members, corporate members and fellow for their roles in building CILT-Ghana.
The occassion also saw the induction of new chartered fellows.

KAY AGBENYEGA

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