The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church in Ghana, Bishop Paul Kwabena Boafo has condemned the growing indiscipline and vandalism in some Methodist schools in the country.
His comment followed a recent attack by some students at Akyem Anyinasin Methodist High School on their teacher after it was discovered that the students were dealing in an illicit drug called D10 in the school.
“I would like to remind members that the policy of The Methodist Church in Ghana on education emphasizes the development of the individual to reflect the character of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” he said. -he declares.
Bishop Boafo disclosed this during his State of the Church Address at the opening of the 50th Annual Conference and 12th Joint Biennial which was held in Winneba in the Central Region on Thursday.
Reverend Boafo reminded school leaders to continue to ensure that parents and guardians, and their children, sign a pledge that students will behave well throughout their time at school to avoid indiscipline and vandalism.
“This is to ensure that we uphold our cherished Christian ethics, values and discipline,” he added.
Regarding poor examination practices, he said the vision of the church was that the education received in schools would be based on academic excellence and the development of the individual, who should be imbued with honesty, integrity, Christian values and professional ethics.
”With the current worrying trend in schools regarding poor examination practices, the church’s position is that governing boards, principals of our schools, teachers, guardians, parents should ensure that the supervision and conduct of internal and external examinations are free from any activity that will influence cheating or malpractice, before and during the conduct of examinations in all Methodist schools,” he said.
Most Reverends Boafo have urged parents and guardians to refrain from engaging in such practices for the purpose of helping their children.
He lamented the lack of maintenance in some schools and called on local officials and the church in general to plan school harvests to help schools maintain the buildings.
The Presiding Bishop expressed concern over recent clashes between police and youths in some parts of the country such as Ejura, Nkoranza, Kumasi Islamic High School and Bibiani in the Western Region.
He called on the Ghana Police Service to ensure that the ethic of service is enforced in controlling angry crowds and urged Ghanaians to also trust the law and not take it into their own hands.
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