Aug.13 GNA – Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has charged the youth not to
allow themselves to be used by politicians to foment problems in this year’s general
He said elections
are not a do or die affair, but a contest of ideas to galvanise the people for
Amissah-Arthur was speaking at the National Cadet Leadership Training Camp
2016, at Asuansi Secondary Technical Institute in the Central Region.
This year’s Cadet
Leadership Camp which is on theme: “Peace and stability the role of the youth
in peace building,” was attended by 10 officers and 105 Cadet Corps from Cadet
groups across the country.
The Cadet Corps in
Ghana was established in 1954 at Ghana Secondary Technical School, Takoradi.
The aim of
establishing the Cadet Corps in schools is to instill discipline and loyalty
among students. Currently the corps is the largest youth organisation with
membership of 654schools and a numerical strength of 56,380.
The National Cadet
Corps is an amalgamation of Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Police Service, Ghana
National Fire Service and the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority.
Amissah-Arthur stated that peace and stability are important for the development
of the nation and that no country could progress socially, economically if
there is no harmony and stability.
He said the training
of the youth is very important because they are the foundation of the country.
He noted that the
establishment of Cadet Corps in schools, has helped to promote discipline among
the youth and improved on their academic performance.
Amissah-Arthur commended the performance of students in the 2016 WASSCE, saying
their results were better than that of 2015.
Dr Kor Jacobs,
Director General of the Ghana Education Service, has debunked claims from
sections of the public that the 2016 WASSCE results were poor.
He urged Ghanaians
not to politicise the current WASSCE results but rather give good suggestions
to address any future problems.
He said the
criterion for assessing students in WASSCE exams over the years have not