By: Evans Attah Akangla| ignewss| Sokode
Pupils in the basic schools have been admonished to stay away from the use of drugs in the sense to enhance and energize their thinking capabilities to study and in other educational activities in their school.
The Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Ho Rev. Vincent Adzika said this as he entreated pupils especially the boys to devoid getting contact with the use of drugs.
The Civic Educator gave this advice in his address during the 3rd Annual Quiz Competition held on Friday October 20 at Sokode Senior High Technical School Assembly Hall among Eight schools in the Sokode Circuit of the Ho Municipality organized by the Glucose Academy- a youth group in the area in collaboration with the Ho Municipal Education Directorates.
Rev. Vincent Adzika also urged student of the participating school to disregard the misleading sayings among the youths that “You can only do well in Mathematics and Science, unless you use hard drugs especially Marijuana”.
The Municipal Director who was speaking on the the effects of Abuse of Hard Drugs and its negative impact on Academic Performances stated that young people who persistently use and abuse drugs especially Marijuana, Alcohol and among others have challenges in their Academic Performance.
Rev. Vincent Adzika added that health related challenges which includes mental health, Poor Relationship with their families and communities and their possible conflict with the Juvenile Justice System, are some of the challenges faced by students who get themselves involve in Substance Abuse.
He encourage the students to be discipline and avoid relationship which in a long way can interrupt with their schooling and future.
Eight (8) Junior High Schools JHS from the Sokode Circuit contested in the 3rd annual quiz programme aimed at enhancing literacy among the schools in the areas and subsequently means of preparing the Basic Education Certificate Examination BECE candidates ahead.
The President of the Glucose Academy, the organizers of the event Mr. Hanson Awude said they are excited about the success of the event and applauded the participating schools especially the contestants for their preparedness and responses.
Mr. Awude who was excited about this year’s event hopes next year will be more remarkable since cooperate entities and individuals are knocking at their doors to partner for development of education in the area for a better future of the children at Sokode.