The youth have been advised to prioritise their needs in order to attain success in life.
Speaking at a Youth Week celebration of the Alajo branch of Church of Christ, Superintendent Felix Koku Mawusi of the Commercial Unit of the Police CID Headquarters, said that as future leaders, it was important that they observed the concept of time and managed appropriately.
For instance, he said “education has now become the order of the day and if you want to become prominent people in society, then it behoves on you to take your studies seriously,” he told them.
In life, there is no limit to the education or knowledge that one acquires,” he said adding that people should not be content with the level of knowledge they had acquired but to endeavour to explore further.
Supt. Mawusi was particularly worried about the hours that people spent in watching television or browsing some sites on the internet, saying that hours spent in visiting non-useful sites or watching unfulfilled programmes could be used to read or visit education sites on the internet.
He noted that the computer had become a source of learning and urged the youth to explore educational sites on the internet where they could easily get access to materials that would enhance their knowledge.
He gave an example of a gardner of a hotel who, through determination, pursued courses to become head of supervision of the hotel.
Not satisfied with that level, Mr. Mawusi said the man furthered his education to read law and was now a management consultant. “This is inspiring and everybody must emulate it,” he said.
He indicated that though failure and challenges would come one’s way, they should not be seen as barriers to the achievement of goals in life.