The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has called on Churches to establish more schools in the country to protect their cultural and moral values.
According to the Council, Churches have the liberty to establish schools, therefore the Presbyterian Church, Anglican Church, International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), among others should establish more schools so they could have more control of the next generation.
Create more Faith-Based schools
“Churches, Bishops, Reverend Ministers, spend some of your money to open schools if government is not able to establish more schools due to inadequate resources,” the Council advised.
The President of GPCC, Rev. Prof. Frimpong-Manso said they have fought so hard for government to give faith-based schools back to the Churches to no avail but they would keep pressing hard till they get back their schools.
“We do not know the juice or oil that is behind that is making it difficult for government to give our schools back to us seeing the moral negligence where they do not have a solution to it. We will keep pressing on, praying and have a dialogue with the government until they hand over our schools to us,” he stated.
This became a concern after the controversy surrounding the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) that threatened the moral and cultural values of the country.
Comprehensive sexuality programmes
But the President of the Council says , “We shall not as Churches, parents and communities shirk our primary moral upbringing responsibilities to our children by allowing government and other external interest groups to dilute our long tested traditional values on sexuality and allow the introduction of any demonic policies through CSE.”
Rev. Frimpong-Manso emphasised that, the CSE policy when implemented, will erode the long-held traditional value system in the country, hence Ghanaians should stay alert and fight what he calls a “monster” programme.
Again, he revealed that GPCC was partnering with the ecumenical and interfaith groups through the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, to build up a strong national resistance to the CSE that would strive for a total withdrawal of the CSE.
Calling on stakeholders to help protect the moral and cultural values of the country, he pointed out that, faith-based organisations should push for their schools to avoid a back door implementation.
The Ghana government and United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) launched the CSE programme in February this year to empower adolescents and young people to attain a Comprehensive Sexuality Education.
The Programme Known as “Our right, Our lives, Our Future (O³), CSE is supported by governments of Sweden and Ireland is being implemented in Ghana, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe for what proponents say will be an effective delivery of quality comprehensive sexuality programmes.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) argued that the subject content of the CSE would be age-appropriate to enable say, pre-schoolers to be empowered with values that would protect them from sexual harassment but Ghanaians opposed it stiffly leading to its suspension by government.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS