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EAC Chief Instructors meet in Kigali to harmonise Cadet Course Curriculum across regional Military Academies

Kigali, 06 March 2017

Chief Instructors from the East African Community Partner States' Military Academies are holding a one week meeting to develop a harmonised curriculum for the Officer Cadet Training. The meeting that kicked off today at Sports View Hotel in Remera will be closed on 10 March 2017.

The meeting was officially opened by Brigadier General Anderson Msuya P Ghulia (Chairperson) from Tanzania People’s Defence Forces. In his opening remarks he underlined the importance of the meeting that is set to come up with harmonised content of core areas in training of Officer Cadets in EAC Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda).

 “I thank the EAC Partner States for their commitment to harmonise core areas in training of Officer Cadet as directed by the EAC Sectoral Council on Cooperation in Defence meeting held in Arusha, Tanzania on 27 May 2016”, Gen Msuya underlined.

The Council approved last year some military training areas as core subjects for the Officer Cadets Course package in EAC Military Academies. Those subjects include; tactics, physical training, weapon training, map reading/using, signal communication, military leadership, first aid as well as army hygiene and drill.

Participants to the just opened meeting in Kigali include Chief Instructors and Defence Liaison Officers from EAC Partner States.