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14.08.2004 Regional News

Students advised not to take to occultism

By GNA

Sunyani (B/A), Aug. 14, GNA- Mr Joseph Awuah, Headmaster of Sunyani Secondary School on Friday expressed concern about occultism, being practised among students in some second-cycle institutions.

He alleged that some students travel to Kintampo and Wenchi in Brong-Ahafo in search of occultism, which to them might change the minds of teachers who tried to discipline them.

Mr Awuah was addressing the 19th Biennial National Delegates Conference of the National Union of Methodist Church Singing Bands in Sunyani.

He said the behaviour of some students on campuses "is getting out of hand" saying students in second-cycle schools some years ago, were different from the present crop of students. The Headmaster urged Christians to pray and intercede for such students and called on parents to instil Christian values in their children.

Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive said Christianity was a symbol of peace as Christ's main mission in the world was to preach peace to mankind.

He urged Ghanaians to emulate Christ's mission of Peace, adding, "music as a form of prayer can bring peace in society because it is a powerful tool to reach people".

The MCE asked the delegates to sing songs that could bring people together and live in peace.

Mr Baffour Awuah advised them to accept every politician who might approach them during the election campaigns and not to shun them for the sake of peace, saying, "You have the right to decide on who to vote for on the election day".

He urged the delegates to carry the message of peace back to their families.

Nana Arkorful Owase, National President of the Union, advised the delegates to avoid unnecessary arguments, insults and provocations that could breach peace. 14 Aug 04

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