The Kadjebi District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr. Daniel Agbesi Latsu, has called on the youth in- school to uphold sustain the values, principles and objectives of the 1992 Constitution. This, he said, would ensure that Ghanaians, especially the youth become responsible citizens to help build a strong, vibrant and democratic Ghana. Mr. Latsu made the call at the inauguration of Kadjebi Girls’ Model Junior High School (JHS) Civic Education Club (CEC) at Kadjebi in the Volta Region.
Mr. Latsu mentioned that the objective of the CEC exists to increase interest in the study of the 1992 Constitution of the republic of Ghana and issues on governance among students. He said, knowledge of the 1992 constitution would help students realize their roles as future leaders as well contributing towards consolidating Ghana’s democracy.
“Civic education in democracy, is education in self-government, thus, citizens are actively involved in their own governance and do not passively acquiesce to the views and demands of others”, he said.
A Civic Education Officer of the NCCE Kadjebi District Office Miss Delight Ama Serwa Akey, urged students to help bring the Constitution to the door-step of every Ghanaian in a simple language.
Ms. Akey said, civic education is a shared responsibility which involves mass participation and this could only be achieved if citizens were civic conscious, conversant and abreast with their rights and civic responsibilities.
The Headmistress of the School, Madam Mawuli Gamor, thanked the NCCE for the formation of the CEC in the school and advised the students to learn hard whiles displaying good conduct in their academic endeavor.