Training is an important aspect of any military endeavour. It empowers personnel to be mentally robust, physically fit and professionally competent in the performance of their duties as members of the Armed Forces. In this regards the Military Academy and Training Schools (MATS) has its main preoccupation the empowerment of members of the Ghana Armed Forces in the acquisition of the requisite knowledge to enhance their professional output in the Armed Forces.

MATS is responsible for the training of Officer Cadets for commission into the Army, Navy and Air Force of the Ghana Armed Forces, as well as career, trade and technical training for the development of officers and men of the Armed Forces. The Commissioning of the Cadets into the Ghana Armed Forces is a statutory obligation of the President of the Republic of Ghana and Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces and this on yearly basis this duty is performed at the Whistler Barracks.

Currently, there are eleven Schools under MATS Command. The schools are located in Accra. Aside the core functions of the schools to training members of the Ghana Armed Forces, some of the schools have national accreditations from National Board for Technical Examinations (NABTEX) and other tertiary institutions to run certain courses for the general public. Some of the certifications that are awarded to participants in completion of the stipulated period of training include West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and City and Guilds (London). MAST also undertakes training for other service and other civil organisations.


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