In line with the human capital development mandate of the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen.Tukur Y Buratai Tuesday, inaugurated the second edition of 2019 Strategic Management and Policy Studies in Abuja.
The course was organised for military personnel, other security agencies and civilians by the Nigerian Army Resource Centre ( NARC) in collaboration with the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in line with NARC’s expanded mandate.
According to him, “The course is designed to examine security through other lenses rather than the pure kinetic engagement which most of the participants are used to.”
He said the inauguration of the second edition three months after the first is an indication that the course is gaining momentum.
“This second edition of the course is holding three months after the maiden course graduated with much pont and pageantry. The commencement of this second edition is an indication that the strategic management and policy studies course being conducted with by NARC in conjunction with NDA is gaining momentum and has actually become part of the national calendar.
“The course was conceived and developed as part of the human capital development mandate of NARC. As you may all be aware. The centre was established to proffer research based solutions to defence and security challenges facing the nation which also requires human resource development.
“The performance, encomium and positive reports received from participants, facilitators, faculty contributing organisations and observers about the first edition of this course gladdens the hearts of those of us who conceptualised the course, “he said.
Earlier, the Director General of NARC Maj. Gen. Garba Wahab (Retd) said the objective of the course among others is to “improve the intellectual excellence of the participants, examine security through a non-kinetic line of operation, improve inter-agency cooperation or collaboration and creating lifelong relationship as part of human resource development.”
He added that the course has consistently meet with criteria of Nigerian University Commission (NUC) and those who possess first degree would be awarded masters while those with diploma would be awarded postgraduate diplomas which is in line with NUC policy.