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Regional News of Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Source: GNA

NCCE embarks on nationwide campaign

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), on Tuesday embarked on a nationwide campaign on the Citizenship Week Celebration, based on Discipline and Moral Education in a total of 6,000 schools throughout the country.

Speaking at the La-Nkwantanang Cluster of Schools in Madina, the resource person, Mr. Francis Normanyo, a lecturer from the Dominion University, said discipline bad broken down in schools, and that it was the duty of the NCCE to visit schools to educate the pupils and students on Disciplined Citizenship.

Mr. Normanyo said whoever failed to obey laid down regulations, was indisciplined.

He gave examples as going to school late, littering school compound with unwanted materials, not doing one's homework, stealing and pilfering, disrespect for teachers, colleagues and the elderly in society, impregnating females in the schools, and urinating indiscriminately.

The others, he said, were attending nature's call anywhere, cheating, smoking of indian hemp/Cigarettes, dressing by exposing certain features of the body.

Mr. Normanyo pointed out that those who lived to become good citizens normally faced a barrage of challenges, and therefore appealed to the students to be bold and resolve whatever challenges they may face.

He also warned students not to shun their parents whenever they went wrong, but approach them tactfully and respectfully.

He said corruption and indiscipline has caught up with every learned person holding higher offices in the country and gave the reason that these persons were not disciplined when they were in school and added that, they inculcated that habit and had remained with them till they were employed in various positions in the country.

He appealed with the students to be good citizens so that in the near future they become good citizens for the betterment of our country.

He therefore appealed to all students who are both Christiana and Moslems in the various schools in the country to encourage one another to be good citizens.

The Deputy Chairman of Programmes of NCCE, Mr. Samuel Akuamoah also spoke on discipline to other students' gathering. In an interview with Ghana News Agency (GNA) Mr. Akuamoah said there were about forty schools under the La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly that would be covered in the exercise within the period.

After the speech, the Deputy Chairman of the NCCE Programmes donated boxes of biscuits and drinks to the schools, and these were sponsored by LaNMMA. Plastic bangles with the inscription "Be disciplined" and "Arise and Shine for Ghana" were also distributed to the students.