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Category: Education Created on Monday, 07 May 2012 16:42 Published Date Written by GNA Hits: 287
Apam (C/R), May 7, GNA – The Superintendent Minister of Apam Methodist Church, Very Reverend Emmanuel Ebow Walters, has called for the re-designation of Civic Education as a full subject rather than being part of Social Studies on the Junior Secondary School time table.
According to him, such an intervention would give sufficient time for educating the youth on their civic responsibilities to the nation for them to cultivate the spirit of patriotism.
Very Reverend Ebow Walters made the suggestion in a speech to school children of the Methodist Schools at Apam to mark the Citizenship Day in the Gomoa West District Assembly.
The Day was instituted by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to replace Constitution Week which was instituted by the Commission to educate Ghanaians on the Fourth Republican Constitution of 1992.
Rev Walters expressed concern about lack of patriotism among the youth these days and said that reason for why the nation was facing challenges.
He said poor attitude ethics, giving and accepting bribe, littering of the environment, refusal to pay taxes, urinating and defecating at unauthorised places, not caring for government property, were all the result of lack of patriotism.
The Rev Minister noted that Ghana could have developed faster if people at the helm of affairs had been patriotic.
He said as future leaders, it was important that they had the spirit of patriotism imbued in them to enable them to accelerate the pace of development of “Mother Ghana”.
Miss Georgina Yeboah, District Director of NCCE, advised the youth to desist from regarding government business as “no man’s business” and urged them to respect the laws of the land to bring about peace and order in the society.
She noted that there was too much disrespect for the law in the society and said that did not augur well for the country.
Miss Yeboah advised them to have courage to admonish their colleagues who were doing the wrong thing to reform.
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