A report from Zambaga Rufai SAMINU, Journalists for Tourism Advocacy currently in Rabat, Morocco
Ghanaians who are interested in diplomacy, have been encouraged to take advantage of free diplomatic studies being offered by the Moroccan Academy for Diplomatic Studies.
The Academy, established in 2011, has so far trained six hundred (600) diplomats from across many countries around the world who are working in diplomatic circles.
Director of the Academy, Mr Mohammed Hicham Bensoltane, made this offer known when he interacted with members of the Journalists for Tourism Advocacy (JTA), a delegation of Ghanaian journalists currently in Morocco.
According to the Director, in 2019, one Ghanaian diplomat, (name withheld) benefited from the free training program open to all aspiring and existing diplomats depending on their area of interest.
He said the Academy, which currently has two hundred (200) students runs on two (2) weeks short program and ten (10) months-long cycle program.
The Academy, one of its kind in the African continent, he noted, has been hosting secretaries of foreign affairs, diplomats and consular officials as students.
Explaining the modus operandi of the Academy, Mr Bensoltane said it has well-versed tutors handling the various courses on diplomatic information management, personal development and diplomatic skills required to manage missions and offer consular services.
He mentioned professors from top-notch universities, former Ambassadors, experts in foreign affairs and diplomatic mission, coaches among others as the lecturers currently managing the Academy.
He highlighted that English, French, Spanish and Arabic are the common languages being used by the lecturers to drive the academic activities of the academy.
The Moroccan Academy for Diplomatic Studies is one of the functioning departments operating under the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Kingdom of Morocco in the North African country and receiving financial support from the King.