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04.03.2013 Social News

Mfantseman Students' Union marks Students' Day

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Mankessim (C/R), March 4, GNA - The Mfantseman Students' Union at the weekend marked the Mfantseman Students' Day at the Mankessim Senior High Technical School as part of activities marking Ghana's 56th Independence Anniversary.

The Mfantseman Students' Union comprises students from second-cycle and tertiary institutions, who are from the Mfantseman Municipality.

The Day was instituted by the Union to sensitise the youth about the struggles their forefathers went through in achieving independence for the country.

The theme for this year's celebration was; 'Independence of Ghana - Its relevance to Peace of the Nation.'

Mr James Bambel, Assistant Headmaster of Mankessim Senior High Technical School urged the students to remember the motto of the school 'intellectual for development'  and take their studies serious rather than engaging in hooliganism and other vices.

He commended some of the students for living up to their civic responsibilities and urged others to emulate them.

Mr Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, Member of Parliament for Mfantseman commended the leadership of the Union for using the Day to project the struggle for independence.

He said it was important for the youth to know that Ghana's independence was not achieved on a silver platter and therefore there was the need for youth of today to be patriotic to the course of the development of the country.

Mr Quansah cautioned the leadership of the Union not to politicise it, saying 'the Union would die a premature death as soon as the leadership introduces politics into its affairs.'

The MP urged them to educate the general public on the importance of sanitation in the development of the country.

Mr Alred Taylor, President of the Union commended the MP for being the pillar behind the union, saying that he had been of great support to their activities.

To show their gratitude, the Union presented to the MP a citation bearing a portrait of him.

Some of the activities marking the day included a concert, poetry recital and plays

Prizes were donated to the winning schools.

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