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Religion of Thursday, 28 May 2015

Source: The Ghanaian Times

Churches urged to invest in education

Churches, especially the Pentecostal and the Charismatics, have been urged to invest massively in pre-university education.

“If we want to provide our children with education that is highly intellectual, godly and socially balanced our investment should be pre-university education instead of aiming at the tertiary level,” Professor Stephen Adei, former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, said during the Second Public Anim Memorial Lectures.

The event was organised by the Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI) on the theme: The Impact of Christianity on National Development with Special Reference to the Role of Pentecostalism.

The Anim Memorial Lectures was instituted by the CACI to immortalise the image of Apostle Peter Newman Anim, Father of Pentecostalism in Ghana and Founder of the CACI.

It was also to educate the public on the important role the Apostolic Movement and Pentecostalism have played and continue to play in the development of the nation.

Prof Adei said efforts should also be directed at upgrading and managing the senior secondary schools to acceptable levels to be attractive to all.

The former Rector observed that a major reason why many clamour to educate their wards in the so called best schools is because of the Christian background, the training and tenets that they promote.

Prof Adei acknowledged that the impact of the divine fire, which God used his servant, Apostle Anim to start is now the most important feature of Christianity in Ghana now touching every aspect of the national life and praised him for the great achievement.

Apostle Dr Stephen Kwame Ntow Amoani, CACI Chairman, in his welcoming address said the leadership in the country needs the power of the Holy Spirit in leading and solving the various challenges the nation is going through.

“I will like to urge all Ghanaians to continue to fervently pray for our nation and our leaders in this trying moment,” he said.

He urged the youth to seek the face of God, and to be filled with the righteousness of God as they prepare to take the leadership mantle.

Apostle Dr Alfred Koduah, former General Secretary, Church of Pentecost, who chaired the lecture, lauded Apostle Anim for his humility and respect for the Bible.