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.
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