Mr. Kwaku Baah Owusu, a director of public education at the NCCE headquarters, explained that the programme was aimed at helping the students to come out with a deeper knowledge of the constitution to be able to face life's challenges.
“Through the competition we are building the foundation for transparency, fairness and justice for the future political lives of our youth,” he said.
The NCCE director expressed the hope that the schools would continue to play the game against each other and urged the patrons and the regional office of the Commission to guide and regularly organise the game competition amongst the schools.
Mr. Kwabena Fosu Gyeabour, Sunyani Municipal Director of Education, who was the guest of honour, stressed that the game competition was “a chance for the youth to study the constitution so they can grow up to become really conversant with its provisions”.
He expressed regret that the country had had as many as four constitutions since 1957 and advised the students not only to be concerned with the competition but “to live with” the 1992 constitution so it would be the last one for the country.
Mr. Charles Koomson, Regional Manager of Ghana News Agency, who is also Chairman of the Brong Ahafo regional branch of the Ghana Journalists Association, urged the students to take the study of the constitution seriously.
He pledged that the media would continue to collaborate with relevant bodies in educating the populace to become well-informed about the provisions of the constitution.
Mr. Mike Amponsah, Deputy Regional Director of NCCE, explained that the game competition was to help the students “to know the constitution in an entertaining way”.
He commended schools in the region for their exemplary performance in past national competitions in Accra.