Government has been urged to strengthen guidance and counselling in institutions to enable them to organise adult education classes focusing on corruption and accountability along with other subjects.
The Guidance and Counselling Practicum 11 Group Six Sandwich Students of the University of Education, Winneba (UEB), said corruption had resulted in the erosion of cherished cultural values such as dignity of labour, fairness, honesty, faithfulness and integrity.
The group noted that the level of corruption had also affected the country’s democratic dispensation, hindered transparency and accountability, leading to bad governance.
Mr. Ebenezer Asibu Kannatey presented a paper to that effect at a symposium on the theme: “Corruption in the Ghanaian Society: Counselling Implications” was part of the academic work of the group.
The group also stressed the need for guidance and counselling units in schools and colleges to be well resourced and reinforced, to effectively cater for the guidance and counselling needs of the children, youth and school going people in the country.
It noted that though corruption in the society could not be totally eliminated people could be re-oriented, suggesting that anti-corruption agencies should be assisted by counsellors to enable them to reform people.
It also urged Ghanaians to cultivate the sense of hard work and discipline in the society.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Emmanuel Kojo Ofori Asante, who chaired the programme, commended the students, suggesting that it should be replicated in other areas.