Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Tower Hill, 2nd December,2021. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has today holds a day retreat on the development of the soft infrastructure of the Foreign Service Academy in order to ensure a buy-in (ownership) of specific key stakeholders across Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as other relevant educational and professional institutions and faculties.
According to the architectural plan, the complex presumably ranks among the very few purpose-built physical infrastructures in Africa. When completed the four-story building will offer Four (4) 30-seater Classrooms, a 100-pax capacity Library, two large100- and 200-pax Conference Rooms, five (5) Rooms for office accommodation, a 30-seater Computer Room, Offices for-the-Director and Deputy Director of the Academy, Archive, Waiting Room, Lounge, 6 Rooms (Offices spaces), 6 Standard Guest Rooms and 2 VIP Guest Rooms with Common Room for research plus restroom facilities on all floors.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Professor David Francis said the retreat will provide the opportunity to make further inputs into the plan, particularly the operational organogram, governance structure of the Academy, the curricúlum, business model and the annual budgetary Implication. He said the preparation was to enable the academy to start operations just after the completion of the construction work in September, 2022.
He encouraged every participant to be bold and contribute to the success of the first foreign Service academy in the Mano River Union.
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