Creator Schools Celebrate ‘Ghana Day’
By Richard Attenkah
This has been an annual event the school organizes which seeks to imbibe the traditions, norms and values of Ghana into the young heart and minds of its pupils.
On this day, the pupils and teachers are allowed to wear splendid traditional outfits and also encouraged to speak the various indigenous Ghanaian languages for the duration of the programme.
There were cultural displays amidst drumming, dancing, poem recitals and drum language.
The theme for this year’s celebration: “Patriotism, a Tool for National Development” goes a long way to stress on the love and willingness to do everything in our power as good citizens of Ghana to see to it that the nation sees development in all spheres of life.
Mr. Mark Yirenkyi Bekoe, academic head of the school observed that “Education is an agent of socialization and a vehicle for the transmission of our cherished cultural values to the succeeding generations, so at Creator schools not only do we teach academics, but also imbibe in the pupils the cherished cultural values of society”.
Emphasizing on the theme of the year, Mr. Yirenkyi said most Ghanaian citizens don’t care about Ghana, it was therefore chosen in the view to inculcate he need to become patriotic.
The head of planning committee for the event, Mr. Dogbe Godsend reminded Ghanaians about their responsibilities and duties towards Ghana.
He urged all to eschew behaviors like improper disposal of refuse, improper defecation, lesbianism, gayism and the usage of abusive language on radio so that they would rather be law abiding, protect school and state properties and put up outstanding behaviors for mother Ghana.
He also cautioned against the usage of our local dialects with English which sounds awkward and clumsy. “God give us the strength to pursue this positive goal of promoting patriotism and making our lives better”.
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