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Students advised to eschew examination malpractices

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has held this year’s Constitutional Week in some selected private schools in the Upper East Region with a call on the students to eschew examination malpractices.

Mr Samuel Akolgo, a Civic Education Officer of the Commission, during the programme at the Great Victory Academy in Bolgatanga, said the spate of examination malpractices at both the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), was not good for the image of the country which could also mar the reputation of Ghanaian graduates.

NCCE“Such negative acts violate the principle of patriotism and discipline which you are supposed to exhibit at this tender age to enable you to become responsible and good citizens to drive the country in future, devoid of corruption and cheating,” he said.

Mr Akolgo expressed concern about the Ghanaian culture of lateness at functions and impressed upon the teachers to inculcate in the pupils the need to be punctual at school functions.

He said lateness to work and functions by workers and other dignitaries, including politicians, cost the nation a lot and should not be allowed to form a part of the character of the young ones.

Mr Adongo advised students who are not up to 18 years to avoid voting during the forthcoming elections and also not allow themselves to be used as conduits for trouble.

Mr Charles Asanongo, the Headmaster of the Great Victory Academy, lauded the efforts of the NCCE for including private schools in its programmes and urged it to organise more of such civic education programmes for the private schools.

By Samuel Akapule

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