The Director-General of Operations, Ghana Police Service, Commissioner of Police (COP) John Kudalor, has emphatically stated that it saddens his heart to see many potential leaders of the nation walking the streets as lunatics, addicted to illicit drugs, or convicts serving long sentences in the overcrowded prisons.
COP Kudalor added that crime is like a wild fire which once ignited becomes difficult to control, and admonished students not to join bad groups or peers at school so that they would become responsible people in future.
COP Kudalor gave the piece of advice when he was speaking at the 75 th edition of Aggrey Memorial Senior High School’s Speech and Prize Giving ceremony at Cape Coast in the Central Region at the weekend.
The event, which was under the theme, ’75 Years Of Secondary Education At Aggrey Memorial, Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward,’ was attended by many prominent people in society as well as old students.
The top cop expressed concern about the way some students had been using the Information Communication Technology (ICT) negatively and non-profitably, instead of harnessing its positive side.
‘The platform carries the pictorial message of polluted culture and moral values which were alien to our Ghanaian society, provocative dressing, vulgar language, profane lyrics and insulting gestures have all been copied from television and Internet broadcasts,’ he stated.
‘Even though we cannot eliminate the evil and satanic websites and broadcasts, we can guide and guard the vulnerable youth and warn them to desist from straying into those sites,’ he added.
COP Kudalor, who is an old student, indicated that it was very unfortunate that the country had been plagued with the canker of glorification of ill-gotten wealth, adding that many people virtually worship money and wealth, no matter the source.
The headmaster of the school, Rev Franklin Koranteng Boadu, hinted that the school presented 557 candidates for the WASSC Examination, out of whom 462 passed six or more subjects representing 83%.
Rev Boadu added that plans were underway by the administration to improve upon the result as the teachers were working hard to achieve those targets.
The President of the Old Students Association, David Percy Duker, revealed that the association was financing a GH¢60,000 solar project in the school, adding it was their vision to migrate the power source in the dormitories from the national grid to solar since it would not only end the dumso (power outages) on campus, but also cut down on their energy bills to support the school.
From Sarah Afful, Cape Coast
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