04.07.2004 General News

Mount an onslaught to dismantle ocultic groups in schools -VC

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Kumasi, July 4, GNA - Professor Kwesi Andam, Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has called on Churches to collaborate with school authorities to eliminate occultism that was gradually emerging in some educational institutions. He said the practice was a veritable threat to the teaching of the Christian faith.

Prof Andam who said this when launching children's Sunday School (CSS) teaching and learning materials at the Ramseyer Presbyterian Church, Adum, Kumasi, urged Christian parents to bring up their children according to Christian values, saying, "let us arm them with the power of the Bible".

The books, numbering 12, are on Church doctrines and Bible story teaching and learning materials were written by KNUST Protestant Chaplaincy CSS Committee with sponsorship from World Vision (WV) Ghana. The WV Ghana provided 878.4 million cedis to fund the printing of six of the books while ANEST Printing Company Limited, the printers, pre-financed the rest.

Prof Andam appealed to African Christian authors to write books using African idioms to enable the youth have access to all the good things they would need to grow in the Lord.

Mr Sam Menyah Asare, National Director of WV Ghana, in an address read for him, said the organisation was happy to be part of the printing of the books which he said would be used to resource Bible Clubs and primary schools the Eastern, Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo regions. He said "We pray and hope that this partnership will be kept alive to support this initiative that will help the Church to fulfil its mission in this country and beyond".

Dr Frances Owusu-Daaku, chairperson of the KNUST CSS Protestant Chaplaincy, called on the Churches to intensify child evangelism.

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