24.08.2004 Education

Reconsider the abolition of religious education units

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Ejura (Ash), Aug. 24, GNA - The Reverend Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, Senior Pastor of the Charismatic Baptist Church in Taifa, Accra, on Monday called on Parliament to reconsider carefully the proposal to abolish religious education units as contained in the new education bill to be laid before the House.

Rev Adu-Gyamfi, who was speaking at the opening session of the 16th National Annual Ministers Conference of the Ghana Baptist Convention at Ejura in Ashanti on Monday, said any such measure would affect the teaching and learning since the Units had had played meaningfully roles in the country's educational development.

The theme for the three-day conference, which is being attended by over 400 ministers of the Convention nationwide, is: "Effective Leadership".

Rev Adu-Gyamfi, who is the chairman of the Conference, apparelled to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the Ministry of Interior to take a second look at the deletion from WAEC official forms, portion that Reverend Ministers could endorse.

He said though some few Reverend Ministers misconduct themselves that should not affect the integrity of good clergymen.

The Rev Kojo Amo, General Secretary of the Ghana Baptist Convention, called on the Convention to help address issues that are raised at conferences stressing that, they help to educate participants on topical issues.

He asked the ministers to encourage members of their Churches to support the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and also educate them on HIV/AIDS.

Rev Dr Kojo Osei-Wusu, President of the Ghana Baptist Convention and Senior Minister of the Grace Baptist Church in Kumasi, asked the ministers to organise fund raising activities to enable the Church to generate funds four development projects.

Concerning the theme of the conference, Rev Dr Osei-Wusu noted that the success of every group largely depended on good leadership and urged the participants to work harder towards the development of the church.

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