Let's not remove but keep our boarding system in schools in good shape.

 Many Ghanaians really cherish boarding for numerous reasons which include the distance some students would travel, socialization of the students, close monitoring of students by the teachers, and many more. Some students also have different points of view as they may want to get the greatest access to educational resources, this motive also triggers their choice and decision to attend boarding. 

Researchers and educationalists have dropped their concerns on the need to keep our boardings on the right path. According to some educationists, it is most likely for a country to experience a high rate of indiscipline if the boardings in our schools are weak and scrap. They suggested that boardings in our secondary schools begin to bring up indiscipline in the learners once the authorities become too lenient. And for that matter,, this is one of the major reasons there is too much indiscipline among the youth of late. 

Many are however concerned about how students at the secondary school level become that indiscipline. This suggests that the boarding system which was introduced before the independence of the country has done enough but just doing more harm than good of late. Other educationists also suggested that the problem isn't about how long the country has practiced such a system but rather our inability to make sure that the boarding system as well as the S.H.S. operates to inculcate discipline in the students. 

Mr. Oduro stated that the problems we are facing in this era concerning the school system are not about removing the boarding system from the school but simply how we can find our way out to deal with indiscipline behavior whether boarding or day students. Since the rate of indiscipline is becoming unbecoming. Though it is obvious that every single day, we get a report on an indiscipline act better still we get to find means to deal with these deviant behaviors rather than removing the boarding system from secondary school. 

One of the greatest concerns is also about the relaxation of the school authorities with respect to the enforcement of discipline rules in the school due to some imposes of the government policies on safe schools. Again the relaxation of the school authorities is also a result of some human rights issues. In fact, we also believe that the boarding system is so far the heart of secondary schools since not all communities are privileged to have S.H.S. hence learners can walk to school. 

Removing the boarding system from our secondary schools would definitely be a demerit to those students who are from the community where the school is situated, thus they would be required to walk a long way which even takes some of thems days to get into the school. It is true that boarding is made of different individuals with different backgrounds, cultures, ethics and many more yet students gain exposure to all calibers of the individual which ultimately increases their competency with respect to human relations. 

We are of the view that many parents even opt for the boarding system especially when the system is more advantageous since their wards learn some level of maturity, build peer relations, and learn how to mingle with friends, etc. However, what happened a few days ago has brought questions to some faces as to what they thought the boarding system should be. 

Deputy Minister urges prison recruits to strive to greater heights in their careers.

Deputy Minister urges prison recruits to strive to greater heights in their careers. As they work hard and appropriately for the country, new recruits to the Ghana Prisons Service have been encouraged to strive for greatness in their chosen field. In order to protect their profession, they have also been urged to focus their efforts on improving themselves and refrain from engaging in any indisciplined behavior. The recruits would be able to improve in their field and provide high-quality services to their organization, according to Naana Eyiah, a deputy minister for the interior who provided the advice.

At the Prison Officers Training School's parade of recently hired employees last Thursday, she offered guidance. There were 448 participants in Course 122, of which 261 were men( 58%), and 187 were women( 41.7%), making up the recruits. This year's first of three enlist courses is being offered. The majority of the recruits were general-duty workers and artisans, including carpenters, masons, plumbers, and mechanics. They were chosen from a variety of professional and technical backgrounds based on the Service's need for human resources.

Others held degrees and higher federal diplomas in a variety of fields, including administration, nursing, agriculture, and education. The recruits underwent a rigorous training program that emphasized the useful, day-to-day aspects of prison and offender management as part of their training. They also received normal classroom instruction in interpersonal skills, prison duties, and penal law. Drill and actual training, first aid, and the computation of prisoners' sentences were additional subjects covered in the curriculum. The audience applauded loudly as the recruits put on a magnificent performance.

Reuben Ahiaxornu, the enlisting officer, won awards for five recruit officers who stood out during their training, making him the general best recruiter. Stephen Hammond, who won the commandant's prize, Abdulai Abass, Doris Asare, and Lilian Derry were the other award winners in physical training and drill, respectively. Their hiring, according to the surrogate minister, who served as the reviewing officer at the parade, will significantly increase the Service's staff strength and operational capacity, so they must demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have learned through training.

Follow the values of vigilance, humanity, and fortitude while maintaining discipline and professionalism throughout your conduct. In your interactions with officials, men, women, and prisoners, these must be your guiding principles. In light of the fact that "incarceration is punishment in and of itself, not for punishment," she instructed the recruits to treat the prisoners with care, respect, and decency without jeopardizing their professional ethics. There is no such point as a negative station, wherever you are posted to, try to take advantage of the opportunities to your advantage, Ms. Eyiah urged the recruits to accept postings wherever their services may be needed.

The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme( NEIP) and the Ghana Prisons Service were commended by the deputy minister for launching the "Entrepreneurship for Restoration Programme" to train prisoners and inmates in entrepreneurship and various light manufacturing skills. Additionally, basic packs and production-ready kits were given to the participants. For officials who have received training to be able to launch these businesses, the program will offer grants and loans as working capital. When prisoners were released from jails, working capital was even given to them for their start-ups.

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