General News of Sunday, 30 May 2010
Cape Coast, May 30, GNA - The Managing Director of DOMOD Ghana Limited, Mrs Cecilia Kwofie, has urged authorities of Seminaries to ensure that Sex Education is well delivered in their institutions. This, she said, would aid the priests in their roles as marriage counsellors and also eliminate the curiosity that tempt some of them to break their vows.
Additionally, she said, Human Relations and Administrative Procedures must be taught to prepare students adequately for the outside world. Mrs Kwofie made the call at this year's graduation ceremony of the St. Peter's Regional Seminary in Cape Coast, under the theme: "The Formation of a Catholic Priest - A Laywoman's Perspective." She also advised the authorities to scrutinize to ensure that students admitted have very good character because a good character should be the very essence of priesthood.
She advised the graduates to serve as bridges that led people to Christ and not to become obstacles because they would be held accountable for the lives that are under their care. Mrs Kwofie urged them to identify with the ordinary people and be willing to sacrifice and serve in the remotest part of the country when the need arose.
However, they should eschew the love for money and materialism and not yield to temptation. They should also shun negative attitudes such as pride, insubordination, particularly to their superiors, and disobedience. For his part, the Rector of the Seminary, Father Mathew Edusei, advised the students to let hard work and integrity, which he said, was the true value of life, guide them in all their endeavours. He prayed for God's blessing for them as well as joy, peace and inner strength, saying the higher they go in life the more humble they should become. Father Michael Akowah, the Dean of Academic Studies of the Seminary, presented certificates to the graduate while the Knights of Marshal presented GHC 2,000 to the school. 30 May 10