​NCCE inculcates good citizenship traits in basic school pupils

The Obuasi West District Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has sensitised some basic schools in the area to mark the Annual Citizenship Week celebration.

More than 300 pupils in the area were taken through the 1992 Constitution, the duties of a citizen, and how to contribute to the peace and stability the country is enjoying.

Mr. Sampson Manu, the Municipal Information Officer, Obuasi West, speaking at the week-long programme, reminded the pupils of their responsibilities as agents of change, hence the need for them to adhere to the Ghanaian values to build a strong, vibrant, and democratic nation.

According to him, Citizenship Week was designed to feature eminent personalities who are considered worthy role models in the society to interact and impact virtues of good citizenship to pupils across the country.

Mr. Manu noted that it was important to reinforce civic values in children to reorient their attitude towards playing positive roles in our democratic journey as a country.

He advised the pupils to be ambassadors of peace among their peers and foster the spirit of loyalty to Ghana to prevent the growth of extremist activities.

The NCCE introduced Citizenship Week in 2012 as part of the annual Constitution Week celebration, which was instituted in 2001 to regularly remind citizens of the processes that led the country to return to constitutional democracy.

The Information Officer said the Annual Citizenship Week celebration was to commemorate 30 years of constitutional democracy in Ghana and urged the citizenry to always use the Constitution as a guide in their endeavours.

This year’s Citizenship Week celebration was on the theme: “3o years of Consolidating Constitutional Democracy: Building National Cohesion, The Role of the Ghanaian Child.”

Source: GNA


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