Last Friday was a day of many firsts at Accra Technical University as the Air Force Cadet Corps held their 24th passing out parade and handing over ceremony.
The event which saw the induction of 11 new recruits into the cadet corps came off in style at the forecourt of the old ATU Hostel as onlookers were served scintillating drill performances to the cheers of those gathered.
The event which was chaired by Flight Lieutenant Maxwell Nii Odai Mensah from the Ghana Armed Forces also saw the Officer-in-Charge, Mrs. Caroline Anane and Assistant Dean of Students, Dr. Mrs. Sarah Fanny Hackman Duncan in attendance.
Delivering his speech after inspecting the parade as the Review Officer, Flt Lt. Odai showed appreciation for the honour done him to chair the function. He urged the cadets to uphold the highest standards wherever they find themselves. He stirred them to use the opportunity of being cadets and the experience gathered thereof to join the military for even greater service.
In her brief remarks, the Officer-in-Charge, Mrs. Anane recounted how the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic had culminated in the reduction in the number of cadets and cadet intake. She entreated the corps to exhibit distinction in their field of work. She entreated them to be discipline and committed to every sphere of their endeavour.
Flt Lt Odai led the swearing-in of the new cadet corps, taking them through the oath of office. The outgoing officers handed over their swords and badges to the incoming officers; Officer Commanding (OC) Kwadzo Mawufemor Fiakugbe, Second-in-Command (2IC) Jason Nii Dodoo Larbie, Adjutant Vida Opheibea Bruce-Micah and Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) Barbara Marbel.
By: Directorate of Public Affairs