The National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) will intensify its civic education mandate in order to sustain Ghana’s democratic gains, the chairperson of NCCE, Josephine Nkrumah, has disclosed.


Ms Nkrumah said public sensitization on Ghana's democratic history, Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (ARAP)― sponsored by the European Union(EU)―were high on the agenda for the Commission in the year 2018.


She said other areas of public education for the year were education on the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, education on human rights, promoting peace building and conflict resolution, promoting children's rights and promoting inclusiveness and participation of marginalized groups.


Addressing a news conference in Accra on Friday, Ms Nkrumah noted that civic education was a shared responsibility and that the Commission was extending a hand of partnership to the media, civil society organizations and all well-meaning Ghanaians in that endeavour.


She said to improve civic education delivery in an ever changing world, the Commission needed to constantly re-engineer its delivery by engaging the hearts and minds of its staff, and upgrading their skills and knowledge through orthodox and innovative approaches.


She expressed optimism that the Commission would surmount its many challenges, both financially and logistically, in anticipation of stronger collaboration with both the private and public sector.


The theme for NCCE’s activities for the year 2018 is “Our Nation, Our Heritage; Consolidating Ghana's Democratic Gains".


Source: ISD (Faith Junko Edison & Edem Agblevor)

Created: 22 January 2018
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