The Director of Public Affairs for the Ghana Police Service, Suprintendent Cephas Arthur has asked polytechnic graduates to stay calm for their turn to be recruited into the police service.
Speaking on Enne Ghana with Yaa Titi Okrah Yangy, he said this year’s police recruitment has it focus on degree holders.
He was responding to GNUPS anger at the decision of the police service to recruit degree holders in this year’s enlistment.
The Ghana National Union of Polytechnic Students (GNUPS) in a statement said it has “noticed with great SHOCK and OUTRAGE, the decision by the top hierarchy of the Ghana Police Service as well as the Ministry of Interior and by extension, the government of Ghana to, for the first time, prevent polytechnic graduates from joining the Police Service as officers. The Daily Graphic, on Monday, 5th September, 2016, published the list of eligible applicants or general requirement for prospective applicants, under the caption, “Graduate Enlistment into the Ghana Police Service”, where it was categorically stated that, all applicants must possess a minimum of First Degree not below 2nd Class Lower from an accredited university”.
Prince Agbofah Awuku, Public Relations Officer, GNUPS says they are very disappointed at the police service.
On Ene Ghana, he said they are still in the wonder land dream about the reason for the police’ decision.
By: Maame Yaa Emefa Coffie