NCCE Seeks Media Support

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) organised a workshop yesterday for journalists at the Cleaver House in Accra.

The workshop was aimed at encouraging key media practitioners, owners, managers, editors and senior broadcasters to improve civic consciousness and sense of responsibility in the country.

Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng, Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC) who was a resource person for the workshop, encouraged journalists to muster moral and political courage to promote the interest of the public.

To have a civic disposition, one must become an independent member of society, assume personal, political and economic responsibilities and also promote our constitutional democracy.

Mr. Gyan-Apenteng bemoaned the lack of civic education in schools in the country.

He argued that people’s involvement in civic life depends on information from the media.

‘People need information about all facets of life in order to get involved and to make correct assessment and the media plays an important data intermediary, he said.

Mr. Gyan-Apenteng stated that journalists have the capacity to set the agenda and push for civic education in our educational curricular.

He added that to do this, the media must be independent, professional, impartial and socially responsible.

The NMC Chairman urged stakeholders not to forget the difference between indoctrination and civic education.

At the end of the workshop, journalists resolved to partner the NCCE to better educate the citizenry about civic responsibilities, among others.

By Elikem kwaku Ahialey

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