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25.10.2005 Regional News

Agogo State wins NCCE civic club game competition

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Kumasi, Oct 25, GNA - Agogo State College scored 25 marks and six points to emerge winners of this year's National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Ashanti regional finals of the inter-school civic education club Constitution game competition held in Kumasi on Monday. The College has therefore qualified to represent the Region at the national club level competition to be held in Accra next year during the NCCE Constitution Week celebration.

Ejisuman Secondary School came second with 15 marks and three points while Tepa Secondary School took the third position with five marks and no point.

They all received three NCCE T-shirts and a citation on tolerance and good governance.

Launching the competition, Mrs Augustina Akosua Akumanyi, Deputy Chairperson of the NCCE, said politics was not a dirty game but that it was the calibre of some of the people who went into it that had given it a negative image.

She said if more honest people took up positions of authority in society, progress would eventually be made.

Mrs Akumanyi told the competitors that as future leaders, knowledge about their duties and obligation was a desirable skill to enable them to go through such a national game contest on the Constitution. Mr Kusi Aboraa, Ashanti Regional Director of the NCCE, said civic education was an on going process and covered a wide range of subjects and that its success therefore could be more easily and effectively achieved when the Constitution was brought to the doorsteps of every Ghanaian in an entertaining manner.

He said it was for this reason that the NCCE was encouraging the playing of the Constitution game in the society to help in the process of bringing the Constitution to the doorsteps of the people with the ultimate aim of enhancing constitutionalism in the country. Mr Aboraa pointed out that the various civic education clubs that were engaged in the competition were non-partisan voluntary organizations that only engaged in the study and discussion of the Constitution as the fundamental law of Ghana.

"They only analyse all constitutional-related matters that emerge out of practice under the Constitution", he added.

He said the various target groups other than the civic education club members would very soon be engaged in debates, quizzes and competitions around constitutional issues to assess the extent to which the teaching of the game had been absorbed.

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