NCCE rallies support for Constitution quiz competition

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has appealed to Ghanaians to show interest in and support its electronic constitution quiz competition for it to achieve the desired objective of promoting good citizenship.
According to the Commission, the competition when given the needed attention would inculcate the tenets of good citizenship among the citizenry and help them perform their responsibilities accordingly to move the country forward.
Madam Kathy Addy, Deputy Chairperson of the Commission,made the appeal at this year’s Central Regional Inter-schools Constitution Quiz Competition in Cape Coast.
She described the initiative as a success and encouraged citizens to use the game and apply the civic values to contribute to the development of the nation.
This year’s competition was on the theme, ‘Restoring our Ghanaian values as active citizens.’
The Constitution Quiz Contest, a portfolio based on testing the understanding of students at the Senior High Schools (SHSs) level on Ghana’s constitution was introduced in 2002 by the NCCE.
Recognising the positive fruits of the competition among the youth, the NCCE, expanded its scope to cover students at the tertiary level and launched its maiden inter-university quiz and debate championship earlier this year.
Madam Addy expressed satisfaction about the achievements of the programme and admonished students to inculcate the civic values learnt and apply them to ensure that they became responsible citizens in society.
She explained that “the initiative has the potential of creating a sense of patriotism among the citizenry and make them understand the value of being a Ghanaian to be able to undertake their civic responsibilities which invariably will give them the urge to contribute to the development of the country.
“Celebrating 60 and 25 years of attaining independence and adopting the Fourth Republican Constitution respectively was a good movement to remind Ghanaians of the positive values that they have moved away from and try to revive them while maintaining good values that have emerged over time,” she stressed.
Mr Nicolas Ofori Boateng, Central Regional Director of the NCCE, explained that the theme for this year’s competition was chosen for the purpose of restoring lost positive Ghanaian values.
The Ghana National College beat ten other schools to emerge as winners to retain their title as the defending champions of the competition.
They would by this feat be representing the region at the national “Constitution Quiz” competition later this year.
As winners, they took away a desktop computer, ‘T’ Shirts, certificates and copies of the 1992 Constitution while all the contesting schools received ‘T’ shirts and copies of the 1992 Constitution. -GNA

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