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Students and teachers of Ndewura Jakpa Senior High School were sensitized on the 1992 constitution and the need to work to promote peace and unity in the country as part of efforts to sensitize the Ghanaian public on the constitutional demands towards the Annual Constitution Week celebration by the National Commission for Civic Education.
The Annual Constitution Week Celebration is one of the flagship program of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) which is usually celebrated from 26th May through to 2nd June each year.
The week’s activities are also being organized under the Commission’s continuous drive at “Catch them Young” even in these abnormal times particularly, under the Covid-19 pandemic.
The celebration carried out by the NCCE for 2021, is under the theme ” We Are One: Ghana First”.
The program was held at the school’s premises.
The NCCE Regional Director, Mr. Issaka Zitor, urged students and teachers of senior high Schools to study the 1992 constitution and critically analyse issues when resolving disputes in the best interest of national peace and development.
The Savannah regional NCCE directorate have been visiting schools to sensitize them about the 1992 constitution.
Citizenship Week activities are aimed at inculcating the spirit of good citizenship in the pupils, students and creating a platform for interaction between role models, students and pupils alike.
The rationale of the program is to place emphasis in patriotism, unity, national cohesion, loyalty to the state and hard work as well as share positive values which will promote good character development amongst children.
The Commission hold the view that positive values contribute significantly to national development and the success of Democratic governance. Again, students and pupils were urged to be vigilant on land boundary disputes, mob-action against witchcraft and suspected criminals to prevent conflict in the Savannah Region. They were advised to respect authority and the rule of Law to promote peace, unity and national development.
Madam Mary Tani Azotikemah, Assistant Headmistress in charge of Domestic affairs, for Ndewura Jakpa Senior High Technical school expressed gratitude to the NCCE and said the students will be encouraged to take matters of the constitution very serious as part of their everyday learning. She said learning and knowing more about constitutional issues will help shape the thoughts and attitudes of the future leaders.
Mary Tani presented a copy of the 1992 constitution to the Assistant Senior Prefect, master Daare Bartholomew, after answering a questions correctly.
The NCCE Savannah regional director together with his team, graced the program.