The Zebilla Senior High/Technical School in the Bawku West District in the Upper East Region over the weekend inaugurated a 79 membership naval cadet, the first ever naval cadet in the three regions of the North. A colorful parade event to inaugurate the school naval cadet was held. Some members of the cadet said their ambition is to join the security services in the future.
The purpose of forming school cadets is to serve as security to protect school properties. Among other purposes of forming the school cadet is to train students in security ethics and instill a high sense of discipline in them. As a result of the basic drill given to members of school cadets, many of them after completing the senior high level develop the passion of joining security services.
However because of the ban on employment coupled with many challenges, many members of SHS cadets after successful completion could not get enrolled into any of the services. It is against this backdrop that Headmistress of the school Catherin Nbun appealed to the Ghana Navy to consider giving admission to members of the school cadet when they apply for recruitment.
Madam Nbun during the inaugural ceremony also appealed to security agencies and development partners to support the cadet corps with logistics.
Naval lieutenant Abdul Wumban of the Eastern Naval command has warned the school cadet corps not to abuse their status to indulge in drug abuse and other criminal acts. He urged the cadets to be disciplined and work hard to qualify for enlistment into the Navy, Army, Police and other security agencies after successful completion of their education.
Bawku West District Coordinating Director, Nar-ire David on behalf of the district chief executive urged the cadets to desist from laziness and social vices which could ruin their future. Mr. Nar-ire admonished members of the cadet corps to uphold peace and order during their stay in school as well being discipline and respectful to their teachers and the society in general. Members of the cadet were awarded with certificates of membership.
By: Joshua Asaah/A1radioonline.com/Ghana