The Commission as part of its Public Education function employs a variety of strategies and approaches including the use of mass media, publications, lectures, and symposia as well as outreaches to rural communities and schools to promote and deepen the culture of respect for human rights.
In this regard, the Commission has established Human Rights and Integrity Clubs (HRIC) in schools to create awareness and equip students with knowledge on human rights and anti-corruption in order to promote a culture of respect for human rights and integrity among students in junior high and senior high schools across the country.
The Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Whittal takes personal interest in the HRIC programme and, therefore, makes time to interact with students when they visit the Commission and encourage them to learn hard in order to achieve their dreams.
The Director for Public Education, Mrs. Nana Yamfuah Amua-Sekyi advised school authorities to allow their students pay regular visits to the Commission and other state institutions through study tours to enable them appreciate better the work of these institutions.
She made the call in her opening remarks when pupils of God First School visited the Commission on a study tour.
Mrs. Amua-Sekyi explained that the information and knowledge students acquire during these visits equip them to be peer educators and provide them with the necessary skills to enlighten friends, parents and other adults on the activities and services of these institutions.
A Senior Public Education Officer, Mrs. Joy Debrah during a presentation on the mandates of CHRAJ urged the pupils to take their responsibilities as school children seriously in order to fully enjoy their right to education.
She stated that School children have to be regular at school, participate in learning, protect school property and respect their teachers.
Mrs. Debrah was emphatic that, these obligations are the responsibilities which come with enjoying one’s right to education. She, therefore, encouraged the children to abide by them.
The Commission has hosted students from five (5) schools at the Head Office between January and July this year.