'Knowledge Without Moral Values And Discipline Is Meaningless'
Acquisition of knowledge and skills with out acceptable moral values and discipline is meaningless “because discipline is an essential part of any purposeful education”, the Ashanti Regional Director of Education, Joseph Kwabena Onyinah, has said.
Launching the “National Students Magazine” published by Advocates for Youth, a non-governmental organisation in Kumasi, he said students need to be imbued with discipline and moral values to help them appreciate societal norms and develop good conscience in making informed choices.
“Without discipline and acceptable moral values, it would be difficult and sometimes impossible to achieve set goals in life.
It is only when a student exhibits high standard of discipline that he could attain higher academic laurels,” he said.
Mr. Onyinah expressed concern about some students who engaged in rioting, drug abuse, occultism, immorality and examination malpractices that had serious effects on them, their school and society.
Mr. Joseph Abaiku Apprey, Principal of the Kumasi Technical Institute, noted that technology education is crucial for the country's social, economic and industrial development.
He dismissed the wrong perception in the society that, technical institutes were established for students who did not perform well academically.
Mr. Cletus Asare, Chief Executive Officer of the NGO, urged students to be proactive and allow society to recognise their potentials.
This, he noted, could only be realised, if students discover and identifytheir potentials for proper harnessing and development.
Mr Asare said the magazine was published to create a better future for students through reading to acquire knowledge for the benefit of society.