John Wesley Day Marked in Bawku
5/28/2012 2:00:25 PM -
Bawku (UE), May 28, GNA - A day set aside to remember John Wesley, founder of the Wesley mission annually has been observed by school children in the Bawku municipality and its environs.
In particular, the occasion was used to remember his efforts to use education to promote Christianity in the world.
The day with the theme: 'Quality education, the future for the Ghanaian child', was marked by school children who went on a route march through the principal streets of the municipality.
John Wesley who was born in the 17th centaury, and is often described as the father of faith and discipline. He had during his lifetime, promoted education which he believed could be the surest way to find God.
The Very Reverend Father Cosmos Kabaya, pastor in charge of the Bawku mission noted that the life of John Wesley was worth emulating because he was a guide who tried to set society straight and condemned bad social vices such as drunkenness and smoking among others.
Rev.Fr. Kabaya said John Wesley was focused on education because he foresaw that education was the only tool that could guarantee a good future for the world.
Rev. Fr. Kabaya asked the school children to be God fearing because it was going to help them develop well in their educational career saying 'a God fearing child would never lack in his or her endeavours'.
He called on parents to create good and Godly homes to enable their children to grow in the love of God which would be the surest way to develop them.
The headmaster for Yakuti basic school, Mr. Samuel Abugri charged the school children to eschew the practice of following bad friends and emulate the habit of accommodating good ones since the bad ones would destroy their future.
Mr. Abugri was astonished with the decline in educational standards in the area and called on stakeholders to look into the issue since education was the bedrock for national development.
He stressed the need to give the younger generation quality education because they were the driving force of the country's future development.