General News of Thursday, 14 June 2018
Mr Nicholas Ofori Boateng, the Central Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has stressed the need for students to be appropriately educated on their civic responsibilities.
He maintained that constant education of students on their responsibilities would prompt them of the role that they could play to build a strong and vibrant democratic Ghana.
“Educating children on their civic responsibilities early in life will help them become good future leaders and live a discipline life that would promote economic growth,” he said.
Mr was addressing students of the University of Cape Coast Junior High School during the 2018 Citizenship Week Celebration in Cape Coast.
The event, which was organised by the National Commission for Civic Education in collaboration with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), was on the theme; “Our Taxes Build a Great Ghana”.
The NCCE Citizenship Week Celebration is one of the activities undertaken nationwide for basic schools to commemorate the country’s return to constitutional rule.
On the benefit of the celebration, Mr Ofori Boateng said the celebration was to encourage the pupils to join the awareness raising campaign on tax compliance.
This, he said it fell in line with the NCCE’s policy of “catching them young”, adding that it was a strategy for the youth to imbibe good citizenship and contribute to nation building.
“The celebration will also focus on changing attitudes through children on the spirit of patriotism and heighten public awareness of importance and benefit of paying taxes, to raise more revenue for the nation’s development,” he said.
Mr Ofori Boateng stressed that the youth had a crucial role to play in the nation’s development, hence, the need to build a sense of patriotism in them.
He believed that once the youth were trained to be well discipline, law abiding and trained to build a strong nation, the dream of a discipline society would come to life.
“The actions and inactions of the youth will reflect the tomorrow society. To live a disciplined life and shun indiscipline in all aspect of life is a clear manifestation of youth with quality mind and thought,” he added.