EOCO partners GES to sensitize SHS students on prohibited cyber activities
The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) collaborated with the Ghana Education Service (GES) and received support from the GIZ Governance for Inclusive Development Programme, co-funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO), to raise awareness among selected Senior High Schools in the Eastern Region of Ghana about prohibited cyber activities and their consequences.
The sensitization program took place from May 15th to May 19th, 2023. The main objectives of the program were to educate students about EOCO’s role, the negative impact of prohibited cyber activities on individuals, families, businesses, and the country as a whole.
A total of 29,512 students, comprising 14,316 male students and 15,196 female students, from various schools including;
- Akuse Methodist Senior High School
- Akro Senior High, Manyakrobo Senior High
- Ghana Senior High
- New Jaubeng Senior High School
- Oti Boateng Senior High School
- Larteh Presby Senior High School
- Mampong Presby Senior High School
- Adonteng Senior High School
- Okuapemman Senior High School
- Nifa Senior High School
- Yilokrobo Senior High School
- Suhum Senior High School
- Abuakwah State College
- Nsawam Senior High School
- and St. Martin Senior High School
The Eastern Regional Director emphasized the increasing prevalence of cybercrime in Ghana and the importance of spreading awareness among young people.
The Head of Public Affairs, Mrs. Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Danquah, encouraged students to prioritize their education and avoid engaging in criminal activities that could hinder their educational aspirations.
The heads and teachers of the beneficiary schools, totaling about 167, expressed gratitude and requested regular visits to reinforce the message and pledged to share the information with others who did not have the opportunity to participate in the program.