The Metroplitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, says the church can improve the quality of education in the country by playing the watchdog role. Thus, making sure that government policies serve the best interest of Ghanaians.
“One way the Church is helping to make education better in the country is to be a watchdog; making sure that the policies that government roll out in the area of education serve the Ghanaian and makes the Ghanaian better,” he opined.
The prelate added that just as God created man in His image and likeness, everything that is done should enhance the dignity of man. Hence, the educational system must be one that focuses on the development of people and create the opportunity for them to rely on the knowledge acquired to make their lives better.
He said this in an interview with Radio Angelus at the 18th Awards of bursary and fundraising for the Archbishop Andoh Education Endowment Fund held on August 16, 2019 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Cantonments. A total of 114 beneficiaries from basic, junior high, senior high, vocational, Colleges of Education, nursing training and 2 medical students were awarded an amount of Ghc110,000.00.
The endowment fund was established in 1999 by then Archbishop of Accra, the late Dominic Andoh to offer financial assistant to needy but brilliant students in the Archdiocese of Accra. The fund is supported through an annual contribution of parishes in the Archdiocese of Accra and the Highest Parish Contributor for this year is St. Charles Lwanga, Abeka who contributed Ghc 7,398.70.
The fund since 2016 sends special contribution to the Catholic Institute of Business and Technology (CIBT) to support needy students who enrol there. Next Deanery to host is the Kaneshie Deanery
Source: Jennifer Doe // Radio Angelus