The Role of Akan Values on Moral Upbringing of Children in Contemporary Society

Peter Addai-Mensah ORCID iD 

Issue: Vol.2  No.4 October 2020 Article 1 pp. 96 – 101
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The issue of children losing much of their values has become very common in recent times. Most African societies are embedded with values and it is very sad to see that children these days are losing their values. Therefore, it is very crucial for Africans to still inculcate good values in their children. This article assesses the role and importance of Akan values in the moral upbringing of children. In writing this article the author uses the literary approach. It is recommended that the rich and time-tested Akan values like honesty, integrity, sincerity, hospitality, responsibility and respect must be retrieved and never be looked down upon. Parents must inculcate these values in the upbringing of children.

Keywords: Role, Akan values, Moral, and Child upbringing.

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Peter Addai-Mensah is a Catholic priest and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Religious Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST) Ghana. His research interests are in Theology and Spirituality.

Addai-Mensah, Peter. “The Role of Akan Values on Moral Upbringing of Children in Contemporary Society .” Journal of Mother-Tongue Biblical Hermeneutics and Theology 2, no.4 (2020): 96-101.

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