A one week National Cadet camping for second-cycle institutions in the country, will commence in Cape Coast in the Central Region on Saturday.
Being organised by the National Cadet Corps in collaboration with Ghana Education Service, the camping has the objective of inculcating intellectual values, fitness and sporting skills into the school cadets.
A statement signed by Nicholas Tettey Amarteifio, National Coordinator General of the Cadet Corps in Ghana, said as part of the annual event, the students would be engaged in mountain climbing, watermanship which involved a lot of water sports for endurance, jungle expedition, community projects, drills and general duties.
Also, it said, there would be lectures on law and order, peace-building, conflict prevention and radio communication.
It said participants would be taken through several methods applied in promoting sports and ensuring physical well being as well as intellectual capacity building with the aim of enhancing patriotism among the youth.
The statement said the national camping has become one key agenda on the National Cadet Corps since its establishment at Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) in 1954, with the objective of instilling the values of discipline, honesty, loyalty and hard work in the youth.
The National Cadet Corps currently has a membership of 56,660 cadets from 654 educational institutions across the country.
By Times Reporter