Dr. Nana Ama Barnes, a lecturer at the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences has charged Ghanaian students to revive the spirit of volunteerism.
This, she said, will help in providing the very basic services to the vulnerable in society.
According to her, some courses that are read in the University, especially the health-related courses require some volunteering work during what is referred to as housemanship.
“There are so many people in our society who need assistance from us. Whatever you are good at, use it to the benefit of society without demanding monetary rewards,” she said.
Dr. Barnes said this when she addressed high school students at a Mentorship Session of the ongoing 2017 National Science & Maths Quiz.
The introduction of the Mentorship Sessions as part of the NSMQ was to provide the participants with new perspectives on science and technology, through the experiences of speakers, working in the Sciences, Maths and Technology-related fields.
The medical practitioner bemoaned the attitude of some young persons who are only interested in monetary rewards whenever they are called upon to render services instead of considering how their acts would be beneficial to society.
Dr. Nana Ama Barnes further cautioned prospective health practitioners to be circumspect about giving confidential information of patients to third parties especially in the era of advanced technology where youthful exuberance makes some people put anything and everything on social media.
She also asked the participants to give their all and put their heart to what they want to be in future and not renege on aspiring for laurels at greater heights.
The Mentorship Sessions of the 2017 National Science & Maths Quiz are sponsored by Tigo, Goil, Prudential Life Insurance, Accra College of Medicine, with support from Junior Camp Ghana.