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Parents, school authorities told to protect youth from foreign cultures

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A senior lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Mr Peter Arthur has called for cooperation between parents and school authorities to work to protect the youth from bad foreign cultures.

He said they should do everything to discourage the youth from watching sexually explosive and violent movies.

Mr Arthur said the media could also play a major role by being careful with the pictures they put out there as well as the language they use.

He was speaking at the second “Youth Expo 2012” organized by the Catholic Church at the Saint Peter’s Basilica in Kumasi on Friday.

“Redirecting the focus of the Catholic youth”, was the theme which sought to tackle waywardness among young people.

Mr Arthur called on the National Media Commission to do everything to check obscenity in the media.

He said all should recognize that the youth were the nation’s future and therefore they must be properly nurtured and aided to grow into responsible adults.

Mrs Elizabeth Malik, Headmistress of the Yaa Asantewaa Girls Senior High School (SHS), reminded parents to spend quality time with their children and to properly supervise them.

She said they should also become good examples to them noting that children learned mostly from what they saw at home and their immediate surroundings.

The Reverend Father Louis Cecilia Adu-Poku, Youth Chaplain of the Metropolitan Catholic Archdiocese, advised the youth to cherish hard work, discipline and honesty, saying that was the path to success.

Monsignor Raphael Owusu Peprah, Rector of the Saint Peter’s Basilica, said they should take responsibility for their future and to refuse to become morally debased.

Source: GNA

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