Incongruent with our programme areas on education empowerment and strategic youth development, Goldcoast has established a partnership with public secondary schools to address the menace of cultism. This was disclosed to media houses by the Coordinator of the foundation, Mr. Authority Benson on February 15th, 2018.

The Coordinator explained that the aim of the programme is to raise students’ awareness on the danger of cultism to their educational career, established reliable database systems on factors that motivate students to join cultism, and effectively engage school authorities to proffer solutions to disengage and dissuade students from joining cultism both at school campuses and outside school environments.

Mr. Authority Benson stressed that the programme becomes necessary given the incessant cases of serious reports from school authorities and parents about violence activities perpetrated by students in government secondary schools, especially in the State capital city.

Essentially, the Coordinator stated that the programme is designed to complement the effort of school authorities and the Ministry of Education Board to prevent students from engaging in criminal activities especially cultism in public secondary schools and to imbue rectitude and positive value orientation to students. Hence, the programme would promote a culture of a decent, secure and peaceful learning environment to enable students to achieve maximum academic progress in their educational career.

Therefore, the Coordinator used the opportunity to appeal to goodwill individuals, local and foreign donor agencies to support the effort of Goldcoast Developmental Foundation with financial resources in order to achieve maximum success in the programme.