Ho: Arts and Culture Festival held for Senior High Schools
| Updated Jul 30, 2018 at 10:56am
The Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Lesta advised the students not to imitate foreign cultures to the detriment of the traditions and values of the Ghanaian culture.
The Volta Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service has held its 12th second cycle schools Regional Festival of Arts and Culture in Ho.
The event is aimed at selecting students to represent the Volta Region in the upcoming National Festival of Arts and Culture for second cycle schools in Koforidua.
In all, nine zones from various Senior High Schools across the region thrilled the crowd amidst fun fair with the display of diverse cultural performances of ethnic groups in the region.
The performances included drama, poetry recital, talking drum, dancing among others. There was an exhibition of different kinds of artifacts and foods from visual arts, technical and vocational institutions in the region.
The Volta Regional Director of Education, Enyonam Afi Amafuga underscored the need for stakeholders in education to promote such programmes to inculcate into children the rich cultural heritage that Ghana is endowed with.
This according to her will cement the peaceful coexistence among the different ethnic groups in the country.
Madam Amafuga noted that it will also encourage technical and vocational students to set up their businesses after school.
She was optimistic that Volta Region will emerge victorious at the national competition scheduled to be held in Koforidua.