Suhum (E/R), Sept 06, GNA – Maulvi Wahab Adam, the Ameer and Missionary-in-charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana, has suggested the re-introduction of civics as a core subject in schools.
He said this would restore the traditional values of respect for parents and the elderly that are fast disappearing from the society.
Maulvi Adam said this at the end of a four-day convention by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association of Ghana on Monday.
The convention, the 32nd, was on the theme, “Instilling discipline and tolerance in the youth: the role of women” and was attended by members of the association all over the country.
He said while obedience and respect for parents and the elderly were better taught at home, it was imperative that schools vigorously continue to instill moral values in the children.
Maulvi Adam expressed regret at the present trend whereby mothers sacrificed the up-bringing of their children for the acquisition of material goods.
He said this has influenced the youth as they copy the get-rich-quick craze of their mothers.
Maulvi Adam said the youth wanted to reap where they had not sown and had adopted “unconventional short-cut-methods” to acquiring wealth instead of making it in life through hard work and discipline.
He said women make or unmake their children and that they make the society to pay the price for their children’s wayward behaviours.
Mrs Justice Georgina Wood, the Chief Justice, appealed to mothers not to allow their children’s friends to teach them what is wrong but rather maintain a close relation with them and to be the right persons to teach them morals.
She said parents should set boundaries for their children so that they do not “overflow their boundary.”
Mrs Justice Wood said her outfit had started a programme that allowed students, especially female students, to sit in the courtroom to observe proceedings and also to meet judges for interactions.