The Dean of Graduate Students at the University Of Ghana is urging stakeholders in education especially teachers and parents to lay bare the consequences that come along with social vices.
According to Professor Kwadwo Ofori when students are made aware of the lingering effects of engaging in unacceptable actions it will go a long way in reducing the acts which is said to be on the increase.
The school has produced prominent personalities like Ghana’s Communication Minister, Edward Omane-Boamah, Executive Director of the Nation Service Secretariat, Kpesah Whyte, Prof.Kwadwo Ofori himself, among many other professionals and business magnates.
“We shouldn’t only be interested in engaging our students in academic issues but some issues like getting rich quick, focus on lotteries, over reliance on remittances, rushing to go abroad among many others. Hard work must be encouraged because hard work pays off in the end,” he advised.
Prof. Kwadwo Ofori, noted that in order to nurture their wards to become good citizens, parents and teachers must themselves be abreast of current trends of economic and social lifestyles.
‘’Parents and teachers must know themselves. In order for parents, teachers to help students develop morally it means they themselves must educate themselves in several areas ethics ,theology, politics, biology and several of them’’.
Prof. Ofori was addressing a gathering of students, parents and other stakeholders to mark the 58th anniversary of the Pope John Senior High School in Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
The occasion was well-attended by past and current students of the school, government functionaries and people from the academia.
Students and teachers who excelled in various fields of endeavors were honoured.
The school was founded by a Catholic Bishop, Father Oliver Bowers as a Catholic Seminary for boys who wished to become Catholic Priests.
Headmistress of the school, Benedicta Foli mentioned a number of challenges the school was facing , including lack of water and the deplorable state of the old administration and science blocks, which needed renovation, and called for help from individuals and organizations to put them into good shape.