The Headmistress of St. Peter’s R.C Basic School, Osu, Madam Agnes Felicia Amuzu launched the Catholic Education Week, one of the important feasts in the Calendar of Catholic Schools in Ghana on Monday 27th January, 2020 at St. Peter’s R.C Basic School, Osu.
This year’s Catholic Education Week with the theme “Combating Corruption in Ghana, the Role of Catholic Education”, enlightens the role of the young ones in the eradication of corruption in Ghana.
Madam Agnes Felicia Amuzu quantified that the pride of catholic education in Ghana is the fear of God, discipline, selflessness and moral uprightness in character training of its pupils and Students in catholic schools throughout Ghana. “Our catholic schools provide safe environments where children are respected, protected and where staffs are competent and skilled to properly form the young ones to become responsible adults and be good leaders in the future,” She said.
There is the need to teach them to be free from corrupt attitudes and embrace good morals, denouncing corruption and standing out for integrity, honesty and truthfulness in their lives.
Reflecting on the theme, she stated that it is a great opportunity for catholic students to play vital roles of combating corruption in Ghana.
She quoted the book of Proverb 22:1 and mentioned that, the power given to us is to protect people not to frighten them, the power to appreciate people and not to degrade them.
“It will be appropriate to teach children of today the right attitude that will help them become better people in future, to let them know what it means to be a leader: to serve and not to be served.” said Madam Amuzu.
By Theresa Kpordzo