The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Northern Region has begun series of activities including visiting various educational establishments to educate pupils about their civic rights and responsibilities especially as the nation moves towards the polls.
Mr Sulemana Harunah Hussein, Northern Regional Director of the NCCE, addressing students of the Tiyumba Junior High School on Friday, in Tamale, called on the students to be law abiding, disciplined and obedient to ensure that the nation and their parents got the full benefit of the investment made in them.
He said both the nation and parents had invested both financial and material resources in them, hoping that they would become responsible adults and contribute meaningfully to the nation and their homes.
Mr Hussein said the constitutional week was celebrated every year, as part of the NCCE activities, where citizens were told good virtues and values that will make them become responsible adults.
He however expressed worry that indiscipline and misleading by adults, were very worrying trends creeping into the Ghanaian youth, saying that, “I am deeply worried about the developing trend”.
Hajia Samata Bukari, Deputy Director of Education, in-charge of Basic Schools in the Northern Region, urged the students to study hard and preach peace and other good values that would make them good citizens.
She cited war torn nations in Africa, as some of the negative examples that Ghana does not deserve to be, adding that, with good and right moral up-bringing, people would not take up arms against themselves plunging their nations into wars.
Hajia Bukari urged the pupils to protect national properties and leave with their neighbours peacefully, irrespective of their religion or ethnicity.
She also warned them to reframe from sexual activities, as it could lead them to teenage pregnancy, sexual transmitted diseases, stressing that, “do not associate yourself with sexual abusers and report them when they attempt to lure you”.
Miss Najat Anyagir, Girl’s Prefect of the Tiyumba JHS told the GNA that, the school lacks many teaching facilities, making academic learning laborious and mentioned the science laboratory, unavailability of some course books and poor classroom accommodation, as some of the militating factors affecting the school.
Miss Anyagir said at times, some teachers call the female pupils “their wives,” a situation she said, had been a point of concern to the students of the school, though a formal report was yet to be made to the authorities of the school.

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