Akropong, Feb 13, GNA - Professor Kwamena Ahwoi, a lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), has urged students below the voting age of 18 years to refuse all sorts of inducements from political parties to register as voters when the biometric voters' registration exercise begins.
He said the tendency to disobey laws regarding such an important national exercise and taking it for granted was not only unlawful but a test for morality and how disciplined one was to refuse the inducement and do the right thing.
Prof Ahwoi was speaking at the 55th Speech and Prizing Giving day ceremony of the Okuapeman Senior High School (SHS) at Akropong Akuapem.
He spoke on the theme “Moral discipline and Academic Excellence-the way forward” and said the decision to do something right not because a law or rule prescribed it but because of a personal conviction was the hallmark of a morally disciplined person.
Prof Ahwoi, who is a past student of the school, recalled that in 1964 when he entered the institution, the then headmaster, Mr K.E Aikins, did not have regard for school rules except one unwritten rule which was “a breach of common sense is a breach of school rule.”
That rule, he said, was a cardinal rule of moral discipline and urged the students to be more conscious of their moral lives and do what is right.
The Headmaster of the School, Mr Felix Essah-Hienno, said the institution had a student population of over 2,283.
He said the school was rated among the best most disciplined ones in the country and had over the years improved upon its academic performance.
Mr Essah-Hienno appealed for the welfare of the visually impaired students in the school.