The International Centre for Executive Security Training (ICEST), has given the World Certified Professional Award to Ms Mavis Yaa Asare, a Ghanaian, for being the first woman in Africa to achieve the status in Security Management.
Ms Asare graduated from the Regent University College of Science and Technology in 2011.
This was contained in a statement issued in Accra by Mr Benjamin Larbi, the Acting Head of Communications of Regent University College of Science and Technology and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA).
It said the status was conferred on her, after successfully completing an intensive six-month Chartered Security Professional course and attaining outstanding results in the Chartered Security Professional examinations.
Ms Asare, attained the skills, competencies and professional practices consistent with global standards and assessment specifications and is hereby granted the award of a World Certified Professional in the field of Security Management”.
It said the certificate reads Ms Asare was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cardinal Security Services, a fast growing private security company in Ghana.
“This recognition is a dream come true”. “I’ve always wanted to make a positive impact in my field of work. It is an additional sense of responsibility to live up to the expectations of such a recognition.
“Being in a male dominated industry, gives me the added opportunity of inspiring and empowering women to believe it is possible to succeed in industries with low representation of women”, she added.
The Chartered Security Professional, is a credential conferred by The Chair and Fellows of World Certification Institute, with the consent of the Certification Board upon the recommendation of the International Centre for Executive Security Training (ICEST).
The World Certification Institute is a global authority on occupational certification, headquartered in the USA.