The Garu District office of the National Commission for Civic Education, (NCCE) has intensified Civic Education activities in Junior High Schools in the district. The education is mainly on Ghanaian values under the theme: “Sustaining Our Democracy: Ghanaian Values in Practice”. The team from Garu engage the students on Ghanaian values that promote behavioural change and national development.
NCCE’s District Director, Mr. Akologo Samuel speaking with students and teachers explained that, the aim of the programme is to promote positive national values, attitudinal change, patriotism, pursuit of excellence and discipline. He said the education in general seeks to promote citizens’ vigilance on national security, violent extremism, peaceful coexistence, national cohesion, consensus building on national issues.
He indicated that the youth are Ghana’s future leaders hence the need to educate them on their civic skills and civic disposition. He explained that Ghana is a unitary State and the 1992 Constitution is the Supreme Law of the land which Article 41 (c & i) enjoin citizens to foster national unity and live in harmony with others and to co-operate with lawful agencies in the maintenance of law and order.
He stated that SDG Goal 4 and 7 state that, ‘all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity’.
Mr. Akologo encouraged the students to uphold Ghanaian values to enable them to become responsible adults and refrain from acts that would jeopardize their future. He further admonished the students to take their academics seriously as well as study the 1992 Constitution of Ghana in order to know their civic rights and responsibilities as a good citizen.
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