The National Commission for Civic Education office in the Wassa Amenfi West Municipality organized the maiden World Youth Skills Day on July 14 at Asankragwa in the Western Region of Ghana in line with the global theme ‘Skilling Teachers, Trainers, and Youth for a transformative future’. This supports Sustainable Development Goal 4 which supports Education and the role of NCCE as mentioned in Chapter 19 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.

Speaking at the event, the Officer In-charge; Madam Gloria Addisu encouraged the participants to be diligent and focused on their training since it will give them economic gains. On Civic Education, She cited the Cyber Security Act 1038 and stressed the need for the youth to desist from engaging in unlawful Cybercrimes to avoid the offenses stated in the Act and also stop engaging in sexual activities that might result in unwanted pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

The Wassa Amenfi Municipal director of the National Youth Authority, Mr. Ofosu Appiah encouraged the youth present to learn some skills as the unemployed rate keeps soaring and the only way to gain economic freedom is by skill training. He also called on the trainees to be humble and show respect to their trainers and teachers.

Mr. Oliver Sunkwa Yeboah; the Municipal Director of the Centre for National Culture was there to advise the Trainers and Teachers to make learning interesting and also desist from unnecessary power play and demanding expensive items as compensation from trainees before graduation.

The event had One Hundred and Eighty-Six Trainees and Trainees from Fashion Houses, Beauty Houses, Tutors and Students from Senior High School Students, and representatives from various Youth groups.

World Youth Skills Day was created by the United Nations at the 2014 General Assembly to celebrate the Strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship.

Source: flarevibe


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