Presbyterian Church of Ghana holds fourth annual consultation meeting on education
The Deputy Director General of the Ghana Education Service, (GES), Mr Anthony Boateng has appealed to stakeholders in the sector to work together with the GES, Ministry of Education and government to bring up responsible children.
Mr. Anthony Boateng noted that if the country overlooks the irresponsible activities of teachers and students, it will undermine the educational system.
He was speaking at the opening of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) 4th Annual Consultation Meeting on Education on Wednesday 13th July 2022 in Koforidua.
It was on the theme “Promoting Academic Excellence and Moral Uprightness in our Educational Institutions through Religious Discipline, Reflection on the Past, Present and Future; the role of the Presbyterian Church and Stakeholders”.
Mr. Boateng reiterated that the attitude of society hailing the rich without questioning their source of income is a contributory factor to some of the challenges the country is currently encountering.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, PCG, Rt. Rev. Professor Obiri Yeboah Mante said that the meeting was to equip and help the heads to understand the current trends in the educational system to improve on the quality of education in schools.
Rt. Rev. Prof. Mante said inadequate infrastructure and food to enhance the school feeding are some of the challenges confronting schools. He mentioned what they aimed to achieve by the end of the consultative meeting.
The Deputy Rector of Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture at Akropong-Akuapem, Rev. Prof. Philip Laryea noted that the teaching of religious knowledge in schools is to inculcate physical, moral and spiritual values in children.
Rev. Prof. noted that having policies that are moral will help to produce people with morals and in doing so the issues of corruption will be curtailed in society.
He reiterated that the country is reaping the rewards of corrupt practices of students, which had not been curtailed in the past.
The Presbyterian Church of Ghana currently has close to 2,500 basic schools, 34 Senior High and Vocational Schools, 5 Colleges of Education, 2 Universities, 5 Midwifery schools, 55 Health Institutions and 3 Social Services.