The Daffiama Bussie Issa District of the NCCE has observed this year’s Citizenship Week celebration at the Issa Technical Institute in the Upper West Region. The theme for the celebration was, “Sustaining Our Democracy, Ghanaian Values in Practice: The Role of the Child”.
The District Director, Abdul Rahaman Osman emphasised the need to celebrate Citizenship Week, which is one of the flagship programmes of the Commission. He said, it presents a platform for all citizens, especially students to familiarise themselves with the provisions of the Constitution and effectively contribute to nation-building.
The Chief Executive Officer of Idea Path Consult and a Youth Activist, Mr. Tahiru Lukman, advised the youth to develop national values such as hard work, discipline, patriotism, and volunteerism. He recounted Ghana’s chequered political history and urged the youth to work together to sustain the nation’s democracy and to desist from violent extremism. This, he said, will ensure a conducive environment for all citizens to enjoy their fundamental human rights.
Mr. Lukman again encouraged students to obey school regulations and authorities and participate in extra-curricular activities to build values and acquire skills for the betterment of themselves, their communities, and the nation at large.
The management of the school was enthused about the idea of starting a Civic Education Club (CEC) to enable the students to learn more about civics and issues of national concern.
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