Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NCCE rolls out E-Constitution game

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has rolled out regional level championships of an electronic constitution game.

The aim of the game is to inculcate within the citizenry the principles and objectives of the constitution, using a play-and-learn approach. It will also encourage the reading of the Constitution of Ghana by the youth in schools.

The competition began on February 6, 2016 in Koforidua in the Eastern Region and will end on February 26, 2016 in the Greater Accra Region.

Ambassadors of peace
According to the Director, Communications and Corporate Affairs of the NCCE, Mrs Joyce Afutu, the commission expected that the knowledge gained by the participants would enable them to become ambassadors of peace in 2016 and beyond.
She said the roll-out of the championships followed a successful nationwide training of key field staff of the commission.

The electronic constitution game adopts a play-and-learn format to stimulate healthy competitions which are being sponsored by the European Union.

In pursuance of the mandate of the NCCE, it instituted a manual constitution game and started the competition in 2002 in schools at the district, regional and national levels.

The manual version, which was similar to monopoly, ran for 10 years, after which the commission reviewed it and migrated the manual version onto a digital system.

The shift, according to Mrs Afutu, was intended to engender greater visibility and effectiveness as many more people followed and played along, since it appealed to both television and radio audiences.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Featured Member for the Month of February: Della Russel Ocloo

DRODella Russel Ocloo, obtained her Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) from the KNUST Secondary in Kumasi, Ghana in 1998, after which she enrolled at Ho Polytechnic and obtained a Higher Diploma in Fashion Design in 2002.

To fulfil a childhood ambition of being a journalist, she enrolled at the African University College of Communication (AUCC) and pursued a two year diploma programme in Communication Studies, majoring in Journalism from 2006-2008.

She thereafter joined the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL), publishers of the Daily Graphic and five other papers for the mandatory national youth service at the Company’s Tema Bureau.

Ms Russel is also a holder of a Bachelor’s of Art Degree (BA) Journalism Major from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ).

Her quest to develop her capacity in the area of oil and gas saw her publishing several articles on the ailing Ghana’s sole oil refinery, Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).

She was engaged permanently by the Graphic Group as a reporter on at General Desk of the Daily Graphic in 2010 having worked as a stringer for two successive years.

She has written and published a series of articles in the area of petroleum and power and have been encouraged to do more since the Daily Graphic at the moment does not a have a dedicated desk or reporters for energy issues.

In writing her stories, Ms. Russel often liaise with various industry players who understand the core issues in the area of petroleum and the power sector and conduct wide consultations to get a deeper understanding of issues that affect the sector and needed to be brought to public attention.

Ms. Russel is married with a son.