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06.11.2007 General News

Students Urged To Abstain From Vices

By Andrew Nortey - newtimesonline.com

STUDENTS have been advised to abstain from immoral vices that would jeopardise their future as responsible citizens.

Rather they have been urged to engage in sporting activities and other forms of Physical Education (PE) activities to stay healthy.

The advice was given at a day’s health and fitness seminar held at Our Lady of Mercy (OLAM) Senior High School at Tema.

Students from seven schools including the hosts, Accra Girls’ Senior High School, Nungua Senior High School, Labone Senior High School, Ashaiman Senior High School and La Presec attended the seminar. Resource persons were drawn from the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports (MoESS) and sensitised the students on HIV/AIDS pandemic with video clips.

Albert Tettey, who read the keynote address on behalf of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) president, B.T. Baba, reminded the students of the need to engage in activities that will make them healthy.

'It is important to be occupied with something positive all the time in order not be lured into negative vices that will ruin your future,' he urged the students.

Baaba Yankey, one of the resource persons from the MoESS warned the students to desist from premarital sex since the HIV disease is real and could contract it through sex.

Joyce Osei, Headmistress of the Labone Secondary School in an earlier remark advised the students to concentrate on their education for the government to reap the full benefits of its investment.

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