The Ashanti Regional minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah has called on head of tertiary institutions educate their students on moral values to help save the country’s educational systems which is facing challenges in promoting morality.
Speaking at the 2nd graduation ceremony of the christ Apostlic university College on Saturday April 8, the minister said:
“It seems we are facing a challenge in promoting morality in our higher educational system, so if higher education must do something about moral value, it is not to promote standards disregarded everywhere outside the classroom”.
“Students are under a lot of pressure in completing their academic programmes successful. The pressure to succeed and do well academically often influences many students to cheat in examinations and engage in other dishonest or immoral behaviours in exchange for a higher score”
Hon. Osei-Mensah spoke on the theme “Maintaining High Moral and Ethical Standards Amongst Graduates, The Role of Private Universities”
He said the future of the country depends upon the moral values imparted to its students during their student life on campus.
Adding: moral and ethical standards are the worthy ideals that enable one to distinguish between right from wrong and these ideals are considered worthy in building the character of an individual .
“Consequently, those who apply moral and ethical standards are those who achieve successes in their fields of endeavor”.
The Minister urged the college to strive to help students reach their potential to be socially and responsible citizens.