UEW Donates to NCCE to Support Sensitisation Campaigns of the Latter
The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has donated 200 copies of pocket size 1992 constitution booklet to the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to intensify its sensitisation campaigns and also conscientise citizens to know their rights and obligations.
The short ceremony was held on Friday, 20th August, 2021, at the forecourt of the Administration Block of UEW.
Presenting the items on behalf of the University, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Andy Ofori-Birikorang told the NCCE to consider the qualitative value of the items and not the monetary value.
“Every Ghanaian has a role to play in ensuring that NCCE is well resourced to undertake their mandate of educating citizens on our rights and responsibilities so that we can hold Government accountable. As a University that prides itself as the prime and foremost educators of the citizens of Ghana, we are happy to have you here and to present to you our window’s mite.
“As the most populous and fastest-growing University, we value the unique and exceptional role of NCCE in what we do in Ghana and we are ready, willing and committed to supporting you to achieve your goal of campaigning and going on with that educational drive to educate Ghanaians on their rights and responsibilities,” the Pro-Vice-Chancellor remarked.
Prof. Ofori-Birikorang urged NCCE to leverage the human resources in UEW to support the former’s activities. “We have Faculties and Departments that can play critical role in what you do. For example, the Faculty of Social Sciences Education is all down to what we are talking about and they have the Centre for Human Rights and Advocacy. You need to liaise with such a Centre in order to promote your activities.”
He added that “we also have the School of Media and Communication Studies that is also into communication and campaigns. You can liaise with them to leverage the human resources and the ideas that they have to support your activities. We also have the Faculty of Educational Studies which is purely into education. So, if you are able to bring these three Faculties to help you, innovative ideas will come and no matter the limited resources, you can see that ideas will drive your campaigns”.
Receiving the items on behalf of NCCE, the National Chairperson, Ms. Josephine Nkrumah underscored the necessity to invest in the mindset of citizens to become responsible for their actions.
“When you speak with politicians, they actually believe in the power of the mindset and we’ve had politicians say to us that madam if we resource the NCCE, you will enlighten the people and that does not suit us. So, it’s not that we are inconsequential but they know the power of the mindset.
“When we go to talk to them, I sometimes say to them that you think democracy and development is only about infrastructural development but the mindset is the biggest, most important and the most effective tool for development,” she indicated.
Ms. Josephine Nkrumah thanked the Management of UEW for the kind courtesy. She commended UEW for being the first University to donate to her outfit and to provide free two hours precious airtime to NCCE to educate the Effutu populace on Radio Windy Bay 98.3 MHz FM every Thursday.