Mr Eric Opoku, Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, has advised students, especially those in tertiary institutions to avoid indulging in active partisan politics and maintain unity amongst them.
He said their involvement in active partisan politics could be dangerous to their academic attainments, which formed the basis of any professional undertaking, saying that could also destroy their future as individuals.
The Deputy Regional Minister said tertiary students in particular must not allow themselves to be influenced by politicians who sometimes used the students to achieve their parochial interests.
Mr Opoku gave the advice in a speech read for him by Mr Fritz Mensah, an Assistant Director at the Brong-Ahafo Regional Co-ordinating Council, at the opening of the 34th Annual Residential Delegates Congress of the Ghana National Union of Polytechnic Students (GNUPS) in Sunyani on Thursday.
The four-day Congress is under the theme; “A Formidable Polytechnic Education, a must for Ghana’s Quest for Attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”.
It is being attended by 150 delegates from the 10 polytechnics in the country, as well as 25 alumna members and eight National Executive Council (NEC) members.
Mr Opoku emphasized the need for the students to concentrate on their academic pursuits now since that would determine their individual abilities to withstand challenges in life. He said after achieving their academic goals and secured jobs, whoever wished to enter active politics could then do so safely.
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