The General Overseer of The Lord’s Pentecostal Church International (TLPCI), Apostle Dr. Richard Buafor has called on all stakeholders in education to support the government to address some challenges confronting the Free Senior High School policy.
He said, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo –Addo being in office less than a year to implement this policy as one of his campaign promises, there was a need for corporate bodies and parentstosupport the policy to become feasible.
Apostle Dr. Buafor made this call in a sideline interview at the 56thAnnual General Conference organised by TLPCI in Accra.
Providing education, Apostle. Buafor said, was a shared responsibility and that it was incumbent on all stakeholders: parents, guardians, teachers, school heads and the government to work together to give Ghanaian children the requisite education they need for their development.
According to him, this policy had brought huge relief to many parents as well as households, therefore “Ihighly commend the President for such a laudable policy, because the policy is vital for the transformation of the Ghanaian economy.”
“I know there are some challenges that is why I am calling on parents and corporate bodies to assist the government for this laudable policy to be a highly successful. Whatever we can do to help as stakeholders to address the few challenges around it, we should all put our hands on deck to help sustain such legacy,” he reiterated.
Apostle Buafor opined that, the future of the country depend on the children therefore there was a need to equip them so they would develop on the foundation built for them today.
Commenting on some achievements made by The Lord’s Pentecostal Church International to contribute to Ghanaian educational system and equip less privileged children in the society, the General Overseer disclosed that, the church had given scholarshipsto 69 children from primary to tertiary education in order for them to realize their dreams.
“We have been making modest contributions towards the eradication of illiteracy and ignorance in the country, therefore the church has established schools in regional capitals and has organised numerous classes including Adult literacy and holiday classes”.
“Christianity has two legs, the good news and compassion, in this regard TLPCI established a Scholarship Scheme in 2011 to assist brilliant but needy students which impacted parents and has bridged the gap between the church and the society,” he noted.
He indicated that, the church had partnered with some non -governmental organisations (NGOs) and corporate bodies to provide educational and social needs for individuals in various communities including Ashiaman andKwashieman.
Apostle Buafor advised Ghanaians to put their political colours aside and come together to build a better future for Ghanaian children through quality education.