University of Ghana, Legon, and Ho Technical University (HTU) have qualified for the super zonal stage of NCCE’s University Civic Challenge. UG contested with Ashesi University and the University of Professional Studies-Accra (UPSA). HTU contested with All Nations University Islamic University College, Ghana (IUCG), and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). The winners, UG and HTU will represent the Eastern zone at the super zonal level of the competition.
The Chairman of the NCCE, Ms. Josephine Nkrumah in her welcome address said, the NCCE has always seen students of tertiary institutions as an important constituency in Ghana’s constitutional democratic dispensation. She explained that the competition goes beyond just understanding the 1992 Constitution and knowing its content, it also seeks to ensure that students understand national values and apply them in their daily lives. She said the essence of the competition is to empower the youth to actively participate in democracy at all levels. She wished all the contestants good luck.
In his welcome address, the Dean of Students at GIMPA, Prof. Anthony Mawuli Sallar, said, Ghanaians must admit and live as one people irrespective of our tribal, cultural, or religious affiliation. He said we must respect one another as Ghanaians, be better citizens, and eschew corruption. He admonished the youth to study the Constitution, practice what has been learned, and defend the Constitution at all times.
The Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, Madam Elizabeth Sackey, urged the youth to uphold and restore our Ghanaian values both formally and informally. She encouraged the NCCE to continue sphere-heading the University Civic Challenge to encourage students to be familiar with the Constitution.
A representative from the Ghana National Petroleum Company( GNPC), Mr. Edward admonished the youth to study the Constitution and make them responsible and informed about governance and civic issues.