Armed Police Force sets up staff college

Kathmandu, October 2

The Armed Police Force has established Command and Staff College, an institution which would train senior security officers in the administrative, staff and policy aspects of their organisation.

APF Inspector General Koshraj Onta inaugurated the Staff College in Sano Gaucharan amid a function today. With the establishment of the college, APF will provide ‘command and staff training’ of international standards to its senior officers with approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Addressing the function, Onta said, “The staff college will help enhance professionalism of the force.” On completion of their designated training courses at the staff college, officers would be awarded with master’s degree in Security Development and Peace Studies. The Tribhuvan University has accepted APF’s proposal for granting the academic degree and developed a procedure for conducting entrance exams for the same.

Any APF officer who has been promoted to the post of DSP will be eligible to apply for staff college course. Language of instruction for the course would be English as per the international standards. The APF will hire experts from outside the the force to conduct fair and transparent entrance examinations for the staff college course. The experts will check the answer sheets using double coding system.

The examinees must score at least 50 marks in each paper to be eligible for enrollment in staff college. Applicants for the staff college will be selected on merit basis, the APF said. Any applicant failing to pass the entrance examinations for three consecutive times will not be allowed to appear in the exams again.