SHIRLEY AYORKO BOTCHWEY URGES PUC STUDENTS TO BE ETHICAL IN LEADERSHIP
As part of the SRC week celebration, The Minster for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorko Botchwey on Tuesday, 25th April 2017 motivated students of PUC during College Assembly. She was the guest speaker for the occasion. This is her first visit to the University after winning the election as MP for Anyaa - Sowutuom Constituency and her subsequent elevation to the position of a Minister for Foreign Affairs.
“It is easy to become a Politician but not very easy to become a well-grounded person who imparts society. It only takes an ethical person with self- determination to achieve that”, she said.
In her opinion, attending Universities which are established by churches has an added advantage to students. Students are able to develop their spiritual needs as well as academic needs. She believes good values are imbibed in students from such institutions to impart into their society after school.
She implored students not to only pass through the system but also allow the University pass through them. This could be exemplified in the general disposition as students and future leaders in different helm of affairs.
“If good values are imbibed in you through school, one will not engage in corruption and Ghana will grow if we have diligent people who will shun corruption”, she said.
She admonished the students gathered to have a constructive voice in the political and social process but not a disparaging ones geared towards maligning others on social media since this was not what was envisioned by Mark Zuckerberg the owner of Facebook.
Facebook and other social media are meant for constructive purposes but on the contrary, some users have endeavoured to use it for other vices. She suggested that students should strive to get into the political discourse with decorum and also be assertive with their demands.