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IGP wants minimum first degree into Police recruitment


With the current bad display of police officers in the country, Inspector General of the Police service has reacted to the unfortunate issue resulting from the service and has call for better recruitment into the police department for better operating of service.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) David Asante-Apeatu believes setting the minimum educational requirement for entry into the Ghana Police Service at undergraduate degree (also called first degree) would improve the standard of policing in the country.

Currently, the minimum requirement for entering the Police Service is a West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) certificate but the IGP is sure that the service

The nation has over the time faced police brutality being leveled against citizens of all standard, current aspect from him suggest of ranking the certificate level to a higher level.

The IGP revealed that recruiting better-educated officers are part of measures being discussed to improve a perceived lack of professionalism and combat recent challenges bedevilling the police service.

The Police are facing public backlash after certain incidents of alleged excessive force involving its officers including an assault on a customer at the premises of a financial institution, the shooting of a bullion van driver at Krobo Odumase and the shooting of seven alleged masked armed robbers at Manso Nkwanta.

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