Professor Stephen Adams, Acting Rector of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), has admonished graduates of Public Sector Management Training Programme (PSMTP) to impact the knowledge gained to improve administration in the public sector.
He urged them to harness and integrate their skills to be change ambassadors as far as reforms in the public sector was concerned.
Prof Adams challenged them to perform well in the discharge of their duties and make a mark in both their organisations and respective countries.
The Professor gave the advice in Accra at the 11th Cohort graduation ceremony where 37 students from five West Africa countries graduated with Masters of Public Sector Management Training, which was sponsored by the African Capacity Building Foundation and hosted by GIMPA.
The countries include Ghana, Nigeria, The Gambia, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The programme was designed to provide participants who are senior and middle level managers, with practical experiences in public sector management and skills for efficient and effective management of public sector organisations.
Prof Adams said GIMPA had trained more than 400 students through the programme and advised participants to form network of professionals to share ideas on improving the public sector in their various countries.
Madam Hajara Mohammed emerged the overall best students with a grade point of 3.83 and was presented with a certificate and a cash of GH₵ 750.
She thanked God for the opportunity as well as sponsors and faculty members for the training and pledge to make good use of the knowledge acquired to benefit the public sector.
She entreated the graduands to show effective public management qualities in their various fields and guard against any elements that would derail the success of programmes in the public sector.