The Ningo-Prampram office of the National Commission for Civic Education, NCCE, has organized a quiz competition on the 1992 Constitution of Ghana for selected basic schools in the District.
The quiz competition was aimed at promoting the relevance of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana to the citizenry and to inculcate in the pupils their civic responsibility, as well as good values in the pupils and the promotion of the learning of the 1992 Constitution.
Participating schools were drawn from the Ningo-Prampram District to compete for honours. They include Prampram Presbyterian Junior High School, Prampram D/A Basic ‘A’, Prampram D/A Basic ‘B’, New Ningo D/A Basic ‘A’ and New Ningo D/A Basic ‘B’.
In his opening remarks, the Ningo-Prampram District Director of the NCCE, Oppong Mensah, stated that the quiz competition among the pupils was to ensure that school children are abreast with provisions in the constitution that would enable them to become good citizens in the future.
He noted that the Constitution is the supreme law of Ghana emphasizing that it is critical for pupils to be abreast with the basic fundamental laws of the country as enshrined in the 1992 Constitution.
Mr. Oppong reiterated the need for pupils to be taught the 1992 Constitution at the basic level to make them appreciate their civic duties as they grow.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghanaianvoiceonline.com, the Moderator for the quiz competition, Madam Patience Lamptey, said she was impressed with the performance of the schools.
She added that critical questions about the Constitution of Ghana, some Articles and current affairs were asked and the pupils were able to answer.
Madam Lamptey encouraged the pupils to take their education seriously and also be disciplined in all their endeavors to be responsible citizen in the future.
The Ningo-Prampram District Basic Schools Coordinator, Fred Huago on his part expressed gratitude to the NCCE for organizing the quiz competition among the selected schools in the District to inculcate in the school children their civic responsibility.
He also congratulated his pupils for their performance in the competition and urged them to continue to learn hard.
Prampram Presbyterian Junior High School won the competition with 48 points, followed by New Ningo D/A Basic ‘A’ with 47 points, Prampram D/A Basic ‘A’ came third with 45 points with New Ningo D/A Basic ‘B’ taking the fourth with 40 points and Prampram D/A Basic ‘B’ fifth with 34 points.
The contestants were awarded certificates of honour and copies of the 1992 Constitutions of Ghana.
By: Paul Mamattah