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“LET US HELP TO BUILD GHANA TOGETHER” – JAMAN SOUTH NCCE URGES SCHOOL PUPILS

“LET US HELP TO BUILD GHANA TOGETHER” - JAMAN SOUTH NCCE URGES SCHOOL PUPILS

 

LET US HELP TO BUILD GHANA TOGETHER” – JAMAN SOUTH NCCE URGES SCHOOL PUPILS

 

The Jaman South Municipal office of the National Commission for Civic Education as part of its activities engaged with school pupils within the municipality during the citizenship week celebration. The annual celebration, which is one of several flagship programmes instituted by the Commission to target basic school pupils to engage and interact with role models of the society and be imparted the virtues of good citizenship. Three resource persons were used as mentors for the celebration namely; Very Rev. Clifford Dieni of Methodist Church, Rev. Michael Atta Darkwah of Presbyterian church and a Business man Mr. Eric Bediako- CEO of E.K Bediako Enterprise.

A total of thirty-one (31) basic schools were selected for this year’s citizenship week celebration comprising of Buobunu circuit, Abirikasu circuit, Konsia circuit, Atuna circuit, Mpuasu and Adamsu circuit, Bodaa circuit and Japekrom circuit. The weeklong celebration started on 27th May and ended on 10th June 2024.
This year’s celebration dubbed “Children, Let’s Build Ghana Together” was to educate and empower basic school pupils to be instruments of change in their various communities for facilitating peaceful elections and improving environmental sanitation and governance.

Interacting with the pupils, Mr. Emmanuel Oduro, the Municipal Director at the Jaman South NCCE office brief the children about the inception of the celebration and called on the children of having a crucial role to play in building a prosperous and peaceful nation. He advised them to be law abiding citizens, and also respect the rights and freedoms of others in order to promote peaceful co-existence and national cohesion.

Mr. Oduro sensitized the pupils on their duties as required as a citizen and especially as we prepare to go to the polls in December, he educated the children on voter’s rights and electoral processes and encourage them to be agents of change by educating their parents and other members of their various communities to participate in the elections and ensure it is done in peaceful manner.

 

Very Rev. Clifford Dieni, the minister at the Japekrom District of the Methodist church commended NCCE for carrying out such an activity to shape the minds of the younger generation. He added that it is everyone’s civic responsibility to ensure that the environment is respected and protected because by protecting the environment, we ensure sustainable living for the generations to come.

Very Rev. Dieni advised them to take action by reducing waste, avoid littering their surroundings, planting trees, promote recycling and also participate in clean-up exercises organized in their communities. He urged school pupils’ to work together to preserve Ghana’s natural beauty and resources.

 

Addressing the pupils, CEO of E.K Bediako enterprise, Mr. Eric Bediako, encourage children to adopt Ghanaian values such as patriotism, hardwork, discipline, honesty and integrity to shape their lives and the country as a whole. He urge basic school pupils to take their studies seriously in order to become productive members of society.

Rev. Michael Atta Darkwah of the Ascension Presbyterian church- Japekrom added that pupils should learn to respect the rights and opinions of others to foster national unity. He noted for Ghana to flourish, it requires the collaborative spirit and commitment of each citizen, working together to nurture a promising future for generations to come.

Credit: TrendingGhana.net

 

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