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20.10.2005 General News

NCCE introduces constitutional game for the youth

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Kumasi, Oct. 20, GNA - The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has introduced a game "The Ghana Constitution Game" to educate the public especially the youth on the constitution. It is expected that the youth after mastering the game will in turn educate their illiterate parents and relatives on the constitution. Mr Kusi Aboraah, Ashanti Regional Director of the NCCE, who disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Kumasi, said the game was one of the easy ways to learn the constitution. He said the game was a joint venture between the Commission and Benson Educational Games Limited (BEGL).

It is the brainchild of Mr Larry Bimi, Chairman of the NCCE and supported by Mr Benson Antwi, President of BEGL, who invented the game. Mr Aboraah said the game was based on fundamental laws would facilitate the inculcation of civic responsibilities, rights and obligations in the people.

He said the Commission had trained personnel from the military, prisons, immigration and fire service on the game. Mr Aboraah said the Commission had in addition, established the game in 40 schools within the Kumasi metropolis and trained district officers for schools in the districts.

The NCCE Regional Director said the Commission had established 86 civic clubs in the Region out of which 56 were civic education clubs and 30 were civic classes.

Mr Aboraah said the Commission had problems with logistics and appealed to the Government, NGOs and other organizations to assist them.