The Accra Airport chapter of Rotary Club International has held a debate to promote the virtues of honesty, integrity and ethical behaviour among students.
The motion was that “It is good to be dishonest for a good purpose”.
The debating students were drawn from Tema International School and SOS Herman International School in Tema.
One of the debating students, Recheal Agyemang cited Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ undercover activity at the Osu Children’s Home as a typical example of good dishonesty.
She argued that even though Anas disguised himself and pretended to be someone else, his act was good because it exposed the wrong deeds of the caregivers in the home and that will go a long way to save the children from further abuse.
Assistant Governor of Rotary Club Ghana, Madam Theresa Osei-Tutu, told Adom News that the rationale for the debate on that topic was to instill virtues in the children at a young age so they would grow to become reliable adults.
Two students each were drawn from each debating school to form team A, and another two each formed team B for the debate.
Madam Theresa Osei-Tutu said the rationale for mixing up the students was to promote team spirit and friendship among students who are not very familiar with each other.
“It is an innovative way of ensuring the kids focused on the issue instead of focusing on winning a competition,” she said.
She thinks it was smart on the part of Recheal to have used Anas’ case to buttress her point about good dishonesty, saying that “Anas’ issue is very current and relevant to the issue on discussion.”
President of the Accra Chapter of Rotary Club, Mr. Caradoc Lamptey-Mills said the students were trained for six week before the debate so they mastered how to work in a team.
Tema International School emerged as winners, but Afua Asuboi of SOS International was adjudged the best presenter.
By Akosua Afranowaa/Adom FM/Ghana