Welcome to NCCE Official Website
The National Commission for Civic Education is an independent, non-partisan governance institution, set up under Article 231 of the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana. The Commission works to promote and sustain democracy and inculcate in the Ghanaian citizenry, the awareness of their rights and obligations, through civic education.
With 216 offices across Ghana, we are present in every community in Ghana.
The Commission was established in 1993 under the National Commission for Civic Education Act, 1993 (Act 452). The functions of the Commission as mandated under Act 452 are:
- To create and sustain within the society the awareness of the principles and objectives of the Constitution as the fundamental law of the people of Ghana;
- To educate and encourage the public to defend the Constitution at all times, against all forms of abuse and violation;
- To formulate for the consideration of Government, from time to time, programmes at the national, regional and district levels aimed at realizing the objectives of the Constitution;
- To formulate, implement and oversee programmes intended to inculcate in the citizens of Ghana awareness of their civic responsibilities and an appreciation of their rights and obligations as free people; and
- To assess for the information of Government, the limitations to the achievement of true democracy arising from the existing inequalities between different strata of the population and make recommendations for re-dressing these inequalities.
The Law also provides that the Commission “shall not be subject to the direction or control of any person or Authority in the performance of its functions”. The Commission tries to engage the citizenry through several programs and community outreach projects. The Commission is funded primarily by the Government of Ghana. Other major sponsors include the European Union, the UNDP and the Hanns Seidel Foundation of Germany. Many programs are also carried out in collaboration with UNICEF, Ghana Integrity Initiative, the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, the African Peer Review Mechanism Amongst many others.
The Commission has 216 district offices (one in every district of Ghana), 10 regional offices and the Head office,in the capital city, Accra. The Commission has a staff strength of approximately 1800 staff. We are therefore present in every community in Ghana. We have constant engagement and interaction with the people of Ghana and speak all languages in the country.
The NCCE’s vision is to be an effective independent governance institution delivering civic education to all Ghanaians and working towards sustaining Ghana’s democracy.
INTEGRITY. PRESENCE. INDEPENDENCE.
We apply integrity in all our dealings. We are present in every district and community throughout Ghana with 227 offices nationwide. We are independent in the performance of our work.
The Commission is made up of a Chairman, two Deputies and four Commission members. The seven Commission members constitute the governing body of the Commission.
The Commission members are supported by five (5) Department Directors who have direct responsibility for the departments of the Commission, namely:
- Communications and Corporate Affairs
- Research (with Gender and Equality unit)
The Commission has ten (10 Regional Offices headed by Regional Directors who coordinate the Commission’s work in our Regional and District offices across the country.
The NCCE delivers quality civic education to all Ghanaians and works towards strengthening Ghana’s democracy in the following thematic areas:
- Education on the Constitution of Ghana
- Democracy Education
- Education on Human Rights
- Promoting Peace building and Conflict Resolution
- Promoting Children’s Rights
- Promoting Inclusiveness and Participation of Marginalized Groups (e.g. Women, people with disabilities, etc.)
- Education on Sustainable Management of the Environment
- Voter Education
- Research and Studies on Democratic Development
The NCCE uses its underlisted flagship programmes and platforms to enhance its activities in communities and schools across Ghana:
- Annual Democracy Lecture
- Annual Citizenship Week
- Annual Constitution Week
- Ghana Constitution Game/Quiz Competition
- Social Auditing Programmes
- Community Durbars
- Dialogue Series
- Civic Education Clubs
The Commission is funded primarily by the Government of Ghana.
Major sponsor is the European Union (EU)
Other sponsors are UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF
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