The Headmaster of Accra Academy, Mr Samuel Ofori-Adjei, has bemoaned the rate at which the country is losing its moral values.
He said the youth, who are the future leaders, had refused to recognise authority and society and were engaging in vices that were inimical to their growth.
That, he said, had led to indiscipline among many of them in recent times, adding that it had eaten up the moral fibre of the country.
Mr Ofori-Adjei, who is also the President of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), was addressing a large gathering of parents, students and invited guests at the 83rd Speech and Prize-giving Day of the school in Accra over the weekend.
He said the situation called for immediate intervention, stressing that everybody had a role to play in the moral transformation of society.
Mr Ofori-Adjei called on the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to give the boards of the various senior high schools some level of autonomy to enable them to perform with greater functionality.
Commenting on academic performance and discipline in the school, he said Accra Academy performed well in the last West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
He appealed to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to construct drains around the southern gate of the school which usually got flooded whenever it rained.
Mr Ofori-Adjei used the occasion to introduce the new board of governors of the school.
Theme of celebration
Speaking on the theme, “Preparing our youth for the future: The role of ethics”, the President of Leaders and Mentors International, Mr Moses Cofie, who was the guest speaker, said for the youth to be able to tackle the challenges of the nation, they must have competence and capability.
He noted that while many youth were academically and intellectually good for the job market, most of them lacked ethics and discipline and stressed that one could not succeed in life without having a strong ethical background.
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