The Awutu Senya District office of the NCCE has actively engaged PTA members of the Senya AMA Zion JHS Basic School on the issue of child protection and the Children’s Act 560, 1998. The engagement forms part of NCCE’s outreaches intended to create citizens’ awareness n rights and obligations.

Participants were taken through the Children’s Act and were admonished to promote the interest of the Ghanaian child. They were also encouraged to protect their children from neglect, discrimination, violence, abuse, exposure to physical and moral hazards, and oppression.

An Assistant Civic Education Officer, Ms. Angelina Ackon, highlighted tenets of the Children's Act outlining the rights to education, right to name and nationality, right to care, and right to protection against social and cultural practices like Female Genital Mutilation (Trokosi) and the right to grow with parents. The parents were advised to provide good guidance, care, assistance, and the needs of their wards to ensure their survival and general development

About two hundred and eighty (280) participants made up of 80 males and 200 females were in attendance. The PTA Chairman, Joseph Sackey, acknowledged the work of the NCCE and thanked the educators for the engagement.

Ms. Angelina Ackon educating the Senya AMA Zion JHS PTA members on Child’s Act and child protection issues

Ms. Angelina Ackon highlighting on some tenets of the Children's Act at the meeting

Some parents and teachers at the meeting


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