Shormei Odonkor, GNA
Aburi (E/R), Oct. 22, GNA – The Chairperson of
National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE), Ms Josephine Nkrumah, has urged
members of Civic Education Clubs to uphold the value of excellence and go the
extra mile in whatever they do.
She advised them to aspire to leave a mark
wherever they went.
Ms Nkrumah was speaking at the fifth annual
civic festival of the Aburi Girls Senior High School Civic Education Club (CEC)
at Aburi in the Eastern Region.
The festival, dubbed CIVICFEST was organized
under the theme, “Our nation, our heritage- consolidating Ghana’s democratic
Ms Nkrumah said CECs were nurturing grounds to
raise leaders who would speak up for the good of the nation.
She urged the students to rally behind the
campaign for sanitation and tax education in and outside the School.
Mrs Alice Prempeh Fordjour, the Headmistress
of Aburi Girls, urged the students to put into practice what they learnt in
She admonished the students to be patriotic,
responsible and respect the school rules and regulations.
Ms Lilian Asare, the President of the Aburi
Girls CEC, said civic education contributed to good academic performance of CEC
members in the School.
She said currently most of the best students
in the School were members of the club.
Ms Asare explained that some of the
activities, which took place at CEC meetings included studying the 1992
Constitution, pick and acts, debates, drawings and participating in other
activities aimed at equipping students with exceptional skills to create jobs
for themselves after school.