Following a successful conclusion of its professional licencing programme, the Chartered Institute of Administrators and Management Consultants-Ghana (CIAMC-GH) have admitted 267 newly-trained management consultants and administrators into its membership.
By virtue of its objectives and purpose, the Institute administers pre-professional licencing tests to candidates wishing to join it as chartered professional members.
Of these newly-inducted members, 44 candidates satisfied the requirements for licencing as Chartered Management Consultants and were also inducted as Full Members; 73 candidates satisfied the requirements for licencing as Chartered Administrators and qualified for Full Membership status; 150 candidates satisfied the requirements for licencing as Chartered Administrators and qualified for Associate Membership status.
At the institute’s annual graduation and induction ceremony, Samuel Mawusi Asafo FCMC, FChPA – the chief executive officer of CIAMC-Gh, noted that despite the fact that the world and businesses in general suffered during the years 2020–2021 as well as the early part of 2022 from the global pandemic, the coronavirus and its problems, the graduates were admitted into the fast-track intensive programme as licentiates ready to add knowledge-acquisition and reskilling.
“Despite the threat to life and obstruction of business operations, our licentiates were well composed and supported the programme by attending all lectures and practice sessions in person. All we did was observe all the COVID-19 protocols. Today, the graduating class includes some students who joined from China and Malaysia,” he said.
According to the CEO, the fast-track professional licence programme has been expanded to all sixteen regions of Ghana in order to fulfil the Institution’s aim to be one that advances professionalism in the practice of management and consulting in Ghana and the West African sub-region.
The CEO went on to note that throughout that time, programmes were put in place to help licentiates and members realise their full potential, and “we can proudly claim that we were successful in doing so”.
“These have made it possible for us to increase the number of facilitators and panel members across the 10 programme centres,” he said.
“Our key slogans set the tone for all our professional trainings: ‘not just certificates but skill acquisition for effective problem-solving’, and ‘let us create your growth strategy together’.
To make it a reality, we continue to emphasise the training and equipping of licentiates not only for meeting promotion requirements, but creating multi-skilled, complete personalities of integrity and excellence, making professional impacts on society wherever they may be,” Mr. Asafo added.
The Institute has worked to continually improve teaching and learning, upgrade infrastructure, improve quality of staff, and as well conducted more stakeholder engagements.