Mr Kusi Aborah, Ashanti Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has appealed to students to be more conversant with the constitution so as to become alive with their civil rights and responsibilities.
He said it is important for the citizenry to accept and protect the constitution from all forms of abuse and this can be done only when they have a better understanding of its provisions.
'It should not be lost on us that awareness of the basic law of the land (the Constitution) will go a long way to regulate the way we conduct ourselves and thereby enhance our democratic culture.'
Mr Aborah was addressing students at the regional inter-schools Civic Education Constitutional contest held at the Kumasi Secondary Technical School. Organised by the NCCE in Kumasi, 12 second cycle schools took part in the contest.
Mr Abora said by assisting students to develop interest in knowing and understanding the constitution, the commission is ensuring the survival and promotion of the country's democracy.
Mr J.K Onyinah, Ashanti Regional Director of Education in a speech read on his behalf, said students have crucial responsibility towards the maintenance of peace, stability, progress and development of the country.
He lauded the competition and said the Ghana Education Service (GES) will continue to support the initiative.
Agogo State Senior High School emerged the winner of the contest, scoring 33 points, Afia Kobi Girls second with 30 points while Dwamena Akenten Senior High took the third position, with 21 points.
All the 12 participating Schools received 'T'- shirts, copies of the Constitution and calendars.