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 NCCE  ASKS STUDENTS TO BE AGENTS OF CHANGE


 

The Kadjebi District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr. Daniel Agbesi Latsu, has asked students to be agents of change to influence society positively.  This, he said, would enable them to meet the hopes and aspirations of the people.

He said as agents of change, the students were to discharge their roles to spread civic education in their communities as a shared social responsibility to help build and nurture a civic-friendly Ghanaian society.

According to him, Ghana needed vibrant civic education to empower its citizens, but regrettably, past and present governments had not demonstrated much commitment to the issues of civic education.

CIVIC EDUCATION CLUB IN SCHOOLS

Mr. Latsu said this during the inauguration of the reconstituted Kadjebi-Asato Senior High School (KASEC) civic Education Club (CEC) at Kadjebi in the Volta Region.

He said as a strategy to reach out to the mass of the people, especially the youth with an understanding of the principles and objectives of the 1992 Constitution, the idea for the formation of CEC was conceived since 1996 when the first CECs comprising five schools were inaugurated at the Accra Academy in Accra.

Mr. Latsu said civic education was an ongoing process covering a wide range of subjects and this great task could only be effectively performed by bringing the Constitution to the doorstep of every Ghanaian in a simple language.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

This, he said, could only be achieved through a 24- hour engagement which required mass involvement.

“By this, citizens will be civically-conscious¸ conversant and abreast of their rights and civic responsibilities”, he said.

The Patron of the club, Mr. Isaac Koka, was grateful to the management and staff of the commission for the reconstitution of the club in the school.

Mr. Koka appealed to the students to study hard since their future depended on the kind of education they received.

He said as students, what was needed for the realization of their potentials was commitment and perseverance.  The Chairman of the KASEC CEC, Master Noah Wunanyun, on behalf of the club, pledged to help NCCE sensitized Ghanaians to their rights and civic duties.

 

NCCE RELEASES FOURTH QUARTER ACTIVITIES (OCTOBER - DECEMBER)


 

 

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) is mandated by the 1992 Constitution to educate and sensitise the citizenry on their civic rights and responsibilities. The Commission draws quarterly activities to effectively and appropriately conscientise Ghanaian citizens on critical national issues and civic responsibilities every year. The first, second and third quarter activities have been implemented successfully. In the fourth and last quarter of the year, the following activities would be carried out across the country. They include:

  • Community engagement on duties of a Ghanaian  citizen with focus on  the restoration of  the Ghanaian values
  • Civic Education on Child Labour and Human Trafficking
  • Zonal level competitions of the Inter-University Quiz/Debate Championships,2017
  • Engagement on  Civic education in schools with emphasis on the revitalization of dormant Civic Education Clubs
  • E-Quiz/Debate Board Competitions for SHS
  • Information sharing workshop for staff on Anti-Corruption,Rule of Law and Accountability Programme
  • Amentorship scheme for girls and peer support groups
  • Focus Group Discussions and Community Durbars on Anti-Corruption,Rule of Law and Accountability Programme
  • Engagement with Identifiable groups on Anti-Corruption, Rule of Law and Accountability Programme
  • Project Citizen Showcase Competitions on Democracy and Good Governance
  • Engagement with marginalized and the excluded on participation in governance
  • Dialogue Series on Anti-Corruption, Rule of Law and Accountability Programme
  • Public education on Environmental Governance