In the quest to ensure discipline and to tell students the objective truth, Rev. Fr. Evans Halolo, a Chaplain of St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School has recommended stakeholders of schools in Ghana to dialogue with students to ascertain their cause of action.
This comes at a time Ghanaians have expressed disappointment and condemned the vandalism and reckless actions of some students currently writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
“Beyond the fact that students need to be spoken to, they must also be heard. The youth of today want to dialogue and this is why The Ghana Education Service needs to empower Form Masters to curtail the disturbances in schools to some extent”, Fr. Evans advised.
Apart from the fact that religious and moral education is important in schools’ curriculum Fr. Evans has also expressed the need to include chaplains in schools to dialogue and to confront students on the objective truth, he exclaimed that “we live in the world where morality is about numbers and people tend to think it is right when majority agrees to follow a particular road. Chaplains then come in this space to help form the students make responsible decisions; the more you talk to them the more they listen and reform.”