The Accra Sports Stadium tragedy of May 2001 brought to the fore the need to invigorate sections of the country’s protection agencies. The field of sociology has much to offer by way of insights into crowd behaviour, group dynamics, community relations, sensitivity training, conflict management, gender relations, violence, leadership and human security.
In an effort to contribute toward the growth and development of Ghana as a peaceful, democratic country, mindful of the human rights of all of its citizens, the programme is designed specifically for those in charge of the preservation of peace and security in the country who seek to continue their education and equip themselves with knowledge and analytical skills that will enhance their efficiency.
Candidates applying for admission into the programme should have any of the following requirements:
Minimum credits in GCE Ordinary level including English and Mathematics or its equivalent
Aggregate 20 or better at SSCE with at least a pass in English and Mathematics or its equivalent
Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’ or its equivalent
Stenographer Grade Two Certificate
Two passes in GCE Advanced Level excluding General Paper
An undergraduate degree will be an advantage
In addition to the above requirements, prospective students should have been working in a protection agency for a minimum of three years.