Suhum –Kraboa Coaltar holds cultural festival
From Samuel Opare Lartey, Suhum
The Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District Director of the Centre for National Culture (CNC), Mr. Patrick Adjetey Adjei, has appealed to district assemblies and the Ghana Education Service, to adopt cultural festivals it organizes for the schools nationwide.
This is in view of the rate at which foreign cultures are taking over the life and behavior of the children, a situation which needs the urgent attention of all concerned, he stressed.
Mr. Adjei also urged the government to explore avenues for funding these festivals, as a means by which the school children could develop the right attitudes, behavior and values for the nation’s rich culture.
He made the appeal at the maiden Suhum-Kraboa Coaltar District Drama and Poetry festival, organized by the CNC, at Suhum in the Eastern Region, on the theme; “Developing and promoting the hidden talents in the youth for a better future”.
The schools which participated were Okanta Presbyterian JHS, Learning Field International School, Mary Sumner Preparatory School, Amponsah International School, St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary and JHS, and Suhum R/C Basic School.
The Eastern Regional Director of the CNC, Mr. Kingsley Obeng disclosed that the festival was premised on drama and poetry to showcase the nation’s rich cultural heritage to the youth, especially to the primary and JHS pupils, “because of the numerous challenges that confront them”.
He stressed that “drama and poetry are but a play back of life and a mirror which entertains and educates the society”, so it was very important the awareness was created among the youth, especially for school children to appreciate them.
The District Director for Education, Mrs. Gifty Asiedu Okanta, who chaired the programme, advised the school children to take their studies very serious because, it is only “education which can help them achieve their aims and objectives in life”.
She also urged them to be disciplined and committed to whatever they are taught, to enable them to acquire the appropriate skills in communication.
The Ghanaian Times Page: 13 Tuesday, June 28, 2011