LTMUN holds sixth session

The 6th session of the Life-link Tertiary Model United Nations (LTMUN) has been held in Accra to deliberate on pressing global issues, key among them are fundamental human rights and freedom.

The programme, on the theme, “Creating a sustainable future for the next generation” , brought together government representatives and other stakeholders including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Youth Authority (NYA).

Speaking at the event, the Deputy Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Ms. Fatima Abubakar, revealed that, there were about 1.8 billon young people in the world, aged between 10 and 24, creating an unprecedented potential for economic and social progress.

She explained that, young people needed education to rise and demand for a better and more secure future.

“Some years ago in Ghana, education was informal and mainly based on apprenticeship before the arrival of the European settlers, however, successive governments have made universal education their priority, which has led to several reforms in providing education for all,” she said.

Ms. Abubakar said the introduction of the Free and Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) programme had significantly increased the potential of the future generations to develop “our country, reduce poverty and provide opportunities for all.”

She called on all stakeholders to invest greatly in providing relevant education and training to the youth.

In a speech read on his behalf, Emanuel Asirigi, CEO of the NYA said the  notion that the youth holds the future had become insignificant because it had not impacted positively on society.

He noted that the extreme adoption of foreign culture via social media technologies was driving away the self- esteem of the youth.

Mr. Asirigi said his outfit would continue to support the good initiatives under LTMUN to build the youth and make it possible for them to impact positively on the society.

By Alberta Bissue

 

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