The Morals Path to Follow Foundation says it will partner the Ghana High Commission in the area of inculcating morals, particularly to students in primary and secondary schools of both countries.
Mr Chinkata Chikezie, the Coordinator of the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) stated this on Thursday when he interacted with the Deputy Amb. of Ghana High Commission in Nigeria, Mr Eddision Agbenyegah in Abuja.
According to Chikezie, the Foundation will like to collaborate with Ghana Embassy on its proposed National Quiz competition that wil be held among primary and secondary schools in Imo from Jan. 21, 2022.
Chikezie, expressed appreciation for the quick response the embassy gave the Foundation’s letter, adding that modalities were put in place to ensure that the collaboration between the two countries worked.
Chikezie sent the goodwill message of the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Foundation, retired Maj.-Gen. Collins Ihekire, who according to him, was not around for the meeting due to unforeseeable circumstances.
“Our organisation, Morals Path To Follow Foundation, is convinced that moral decadence and disregard of civic responsibilities are major cause of various social vices bedevilling almost all societies of the world today.
“They range from drug abuse, cultism, financial misappropriation, poor leadership, low standard of education to marital challenges and other domestic issues among others.
“To encourage the young ones on the importance of morals and civic responsibilities, the Foundation has introduced quiz competitions.
“These will run simultaneously in the two countries under the supervision of the Foundation in collaboration with the governments of our two countries.
“Participants in the competition will include pupils and students from government and private schools as well as participants from faith-based organisations, such as Churches and Islamic institutions.
“The winners after the competition will be given scholarships and funds, depending on the categories.
“It is the belief of the Foundation that the society will be a better place if children imbibe morals and civic responsibilities early in life.
“We believe that the harmonisation of this gesture will promote mutual relationship among countries.” Chikezie said.
In his response, Agbenyegah, the deputy Amb. of Ghana high commission, said he was happy particularly for the national quiz competition the Foundation intended to organise for the primary and secondary schools in Nigeria in 2022.
He advised the Foundation to ensure that it had partners in Ghana so that it would be easier for it to share and disseminate information among themselves.
Agbenyegah, added that Ghana already had national quiz competition but what attracted the embassy was the moral aspect of the competition which he said was new in Ghana.
He said that the Foundation should linkup with Ghana News Agency or other Ghanaian media houses in order to market its programmes.
Agbenyegah stressed that the Commission would give the Foundation its full support and expressed optimism that the programmes of the Organisation would work effectively in Nigeria. (NAN)