GAF, ATU Marks Cooperation Agreement

Accra Technical University (ATU) and the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have committed to a partnership agreement of mutual interest in academic fields of Fashion Design and Procurement and Supply Chain.
The cooperation is in fulfillment of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed earlier in the last quarter of 2018, for both parties to collaborate in courses currently being run, as well as future prospects, develop course instructions for the training of educational programmes and team up with GAF for the practical training of students in mutually beneficial enterprise.
The University, through this partnership, shall offer personnel from the Ghana Armed Forces academic training and the issue certificates in Fashion Design and Logistics.
The Commander of the Ghana Armed Forces School of Ordinance, Lt Col A. Amoako explained that in times past, the Military had relied on the importation of garments for the sewing of military uniforms, which had resulted in some personnel travelling abroad to familiarize themselves with the craft. Lt. Col. Amoako added that, owing to the huge cost of importation, it had become necessary for the School of ordinance to employ and train locally, personnel of GAF to become professional tailors to sew military uniforms and accoutrements.
He further mentioned that the School of Ordinance has been training enlisted personnel to master the art of tailoring and said this collaboration with ATU would help deepen the training. ‘I am optimistic that the pact will ensure that GAF personnel who take up the training are equipped with the needed teaching and training, needed to undertake advance training elsewhere’, he added.
The Head of Department of Fashion Design and Textiles of Accra Technical University, Mrs. Emma Donkor, expressed ATU’s commitment to making the training mutually beneficial to both institutions. She stressed that the structures for teaching and learning in the Fashion Department of ATU coupled with seasoned trainers in the Fashion and Textiles industry in general, would help deliver quality teaching and training to ensure the success of the programme.
Both Institutions will in the coming days undertake a tour to access the facilities available while preparing modalities on instructional delivery for the take off of the programme.