Mr Richard Quayson, Deputy Commissioner of Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has said that the family system that inculcated values and morals in children has broken down in the country.
He said the first domain for instilling and nurturing lifelong values during the early brain and character development was the family system but some parents no longer act as good role models for their children.
Mr Quayson said investing in the character development of children from early childhood was how they steadily develop and create the character of individuals, groups, teams, networks, generations, societies and the nation at large.
The Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ said, “when we fail to lay a strong foundation for our children, especially during early childhood, we would be condemning a whole generation and the society at large.”
He explained that every society must teach its children or youth the value of obedience, which produces responsible, helpful and law-abiding citizens.
Mr Quayson said in CHRAJ’s quest to instil values and integrity in the youth, the commission launched School Integrity Project to help enhance character formation in the children and youth
He said the initiative would highlight and strengthen good ethical values in primary, secondary, tertiary, formal and non-formal education and develop co-curricular anti-corruption activities such as integrity clubs in junior and senior high schools.
He said the School Integrity Project would also reinforce integrity and patriotism among the youth.