The Obuasi Municipal office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has begun sensitising students of both basic and senior high students (SHS) on patriotism and civic responsibilities.

It is part of this year’s Citizenship Week celebrations in selected schools in the municipality.

The week-long program under the theme, ‘We are one, Ghana first’, will end on June 2.

Officials say the program seeks to inculcate into the youth a sense of patriotism, national unity, cohesion, loyalty to the state and hard work as a shared positive value which will engender good character development among the people.

NCCE intensifies civic sensitisation drives in basic and SHSs in Obuasi

After one of the engagements with pupils at the Obuasi Complex School, NCCE Obuasi Municipal Director, Sylvester Yaw Asamoah, said it is imperative for the youth to see the nation as paramount to any other considerations.

The Citizenship Week celebrations, according to Mr Asamoah, was introduced in 2012 as part of the Annual Constitution Week celebration introduced in 2001.

“This is deliberately done to remind the pupils of their responsibilities and the roles they can play to build a strong, resilient, vibrant and democratic Ghana,” he said.

NCCE intensifies civic sensitisation drives in basic and SHSs in Obuasi

‘We are one, Ghana First

Mr Asamoah explained that the theme, ‘We are one, Ghana first,’ is a clarion call on all Ghanaians, both young and old, to put Ghana first in whatever they do.

“Ghana will see significant progress if we all put our shoulders to the wheel, play our individual roles well and unite. This remains the panacea needed to bring development to the country.”

The expectation is that by the end of this program, pupils will embrace the sense of responsibility, and patriotism.

The Obuasi Office of the NCCE has embarked on series of educational programs which have impacted positively on the lives of the people in the Municipality. 

Chiefs and Heads of institutions in the municipality are part of the resource persons lined up to lead the sensitization drive for the Citizenship week.