The Ayawaso West Municipal Office of the National Commission for Civic Education, (NCCE) has met with the Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) of Bethany Methodist Basic School, Dzorwulu as part of the activities outlined to commemorate the birth of the 1992 Constitution. The Office also engaged the group on the need for Ghanaians to uphold the nation’s values as a means to perpetuate the Fourth Republic and our democracy for that matter.
The theme of the event was “Sustaining Our Democracy, Ghanaian Values in Practice: The Role of the Child”. The programme provided the opportunity for the Ayawaso West Director of NCCE and Headmistress of Bethany Methodist Basic School, Dzorwulu respectively to drum home the need for the citizenry to cherish and apply our national values in all their undertakings.
The Ayawaso West Director of NCCE, Mr. Edem Afeeva, called on the participants to embrace nationalism, patriotism, hard work and uphold Ghanaian traditional values. Mr. Afeeva further mentioned that the current generation of Ghanaians needs to be more conscious of the fact that foreign cultures which are now taking the place of the nation’s values should not be the way forward. He mentioned for instance, that the communal spirit which provided social support networks for families, communities, and larger societies in the yesteryears should not give way to individualism which has the tendency of dwindling the hopes of the underprivileged in society.
The Headmistress of Bethany Methodist Basic School, Mrs. Doris Mpere-Gyekye, advised the parents to inculcate family values in their wards.
A Senior Civic Education Officer¸ Dominic Sarpong, educated participants on the independence of the Commission and its role in civic education delivery across the country. Some of the participants underscored the importance of technological devices in helping school children, especially the youth, to access information across the globe but were quick to add that parents ought to monitor the use of the devices since most of the unhealthy foreign cultures are learned via the internet.
Mr. Edem Afeeva, Municipal Director encouraging the PTA of Bethany Methodist School, Dzorwulu to uphold our national values
Mr. Dominic Sarpong (SCEO) educating participants on the core values of the Commission such as independence and presence
Mr. Edem Afeeva, Municipal Director, NCCE addressing questions from participants.
Mr. Edem Afeeva, urging participants to keep the communal spirit for effective nation-building
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