President John Dramani Mahama has tasked the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to, as a matter of urgency, introduce civic education in the school curricula and place emphasis on nationalism among Ghanaian students.
He said apart from academics, a sense of patriotism must be inculcated in students to hold their country in high esteem and be loyal to the Motherland.
‘’Apart from academics, we must inculcate and emphasise civic responsibilities and patriotic zeal in our youth,’’ he stated.
The President said this at the graduation of MotherCare School at Burma Camp, Accra.
He expressed delight at the growing number of female pupils taking maths and science as their pet subjects and said that was encouraging for the progress of the country.
The President, whose daughter, Farida Mahama, graduated to Class One, however, cautioned that the progress made in girl-child education must not be allowed to wane but rather be promoted and encouraged.
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He called on schools to groom and prepare talents in all fields for the future.
The proprietor of MotherCare School, Ms Sheila Acquah-Asare, said the school chalked up a 100 per cent success in last year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
She recounted the school’s progress in the field of academics, student scholarships and the production of good graduates for the best second-cycle institutions in the country.
Pupils and students demonstrated and showcased their talents and skills in the rich cultural traditions of the country. They did the adowa song and dance, dzama and performed sketch on discipline and good house-keeping.
By Kwame Larweh/Daily Graphic/Ghana