Prof. Dr. Saleh Abu Osbaa, the President of Al-Istiqlal University, inaugurated the Training of Trainers (TOT) course for the second year, accompanied by Col. Salman Tayseer Abdallah, his Deputy for Military Affairs, Ms. Alaa Al-Shanti, the Director of Media and Public Relations Department, and Maj. Gen. Mohammed Haroon, the supervisor of the Leadership Training Program with the British Support Team, in the presence of Maj. Shaun Fardy, the Head of the British Training Team, a number of British officers, with military and academic cadres from Al-Istiqlal University, in the tourist village, Jericho, on Sunday 25th of August 2019.
Prof. Dr. Abu Osbaa thanked the British Support Team for their efforts in the last two years through developing the skills of the University students and its cadres, expressing the importance of the activities in terms of the capacity building for the academic and the military staff inside the University, praising their continues hard working for the positive change.
Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Abu Osbaa expressed his happiness for the continuation of the training courses, especially the “Leadership Course”, which is very important for building the capabilities of the academic and military cadres, in addition to preparing the students to be the future leaders and take the responsibility to graduate competent officers able to lead the future among the different challenges.
For his part, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Haroon, welcomed the President of the University and the attendees, providing an overview of the leadership course and its contents, starting from the essence of the leadership concept and the importance of graduating competent officers with leadership qualities, able to do their work properly, and face the different challenges, pointing to the goal of this session which is promoting the personality of the students to have qualified leaders in the Palestinian society and the workplaces.
It is noteworthy to mention that Al-Istiqlal University and the British support team are working within the agreement signed for the second year in a row, and the period of the program will be for three years, interspersed with a number of academic projects and specialized training courses in the academic and military fields.