Monday, September 11, 2017

42, Receive State License To Practice As Architects

5:23:00 PM

An Induction Ceremony has been held by the Architects Registration Council (ARC) to accept 42 new Architects onto the standing Register of the Council after undertaking the Councils Professional Practice Examination (PPE).

An critical national assignment of the ARC, the Induction Ceremony bridges the academic and professional life of every architect. It climaxes six years of academic qualification at the university, a minimum of two years of post-qualification coaching and apprenticeship under a qualified senior architect, structured seminars and tutorials and finally professional examination, with a minimum pass mark of 60% to gain state licensing.

Theophilus Kofi Attipoe was adjudged the Overall Best Candidate with Jonathan Ebo Quaye and Gloria Baaba Anim occupying the second and third positions respectively.

At the 17th Induction Ceremony held last Tuesday in Accra at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, under the theme: ARCHITECTURE, THE CRITICAL TOOL FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, the Council described the event as reinforcing its commitment to securing a high quality professional training and conduct of Architects; equipping them to provide avant-garde services to clients; ensuring that the Architectural profession maintains its integrity; and that the businesses of practitioners develop and grow.

Registrar of the ARC, Arc. Stella N.D. Arthiabah who reaffirmed this, also added the annual ceremony reminds the Council of how vital their work is as policy makers, regulators and promoters of the architectural profession; developing code of conduct, ensuring high quality professional training and crafting the right regime for Architects to deliver a healthy, safe and sustainable built environment to all guided by our shared values of service with integrity, professionalism and competence.

Mrs. Arthiabah noted that this years theme was carefully chosen observing Architecture as the vital tool for growth, sustainability and nation branding. She argued that a nations identity and international reputation is judged by its advancement in technology, fine infrastructure, political freedom, tolerance, safety and security, health and education and attractiveness for business (citing the FutureBrand-a global marketing company). These parameters for branding nations are expressed in and through the work of architects as such raising Ghanas brand is within our capabilities she touted.

The ARC, and the Ministry of Works and Housing, she said, will seek strategic partnership and collaboration with other policy makers and the private sector to drive this course. She therefore urged all governments Ministries and the private sector to engage local expertise in architecture and related fields for all projects; stressing that as a body it has enough professionals and technicians with the required skills to achieve successful projects for national development.

Mrs. Arthiabah bemoaned the influx of foreign consultants, contractors and laborers in the local industry executing projects undercover without satisfying the legal and regulatory requirement and called on Government and stakeholders to take stringent measures to curb this form of ‘galamsey in the construction industry.


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