Education In Ghana Gov’t to give mission schools back to religious bodies

The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh explained that the return of the schools to the various religious bodies is a 2016 New Patriotic Party (NPP) manifesto pledge which they will do their best to fulfil.

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The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has hinted of government’s commitment to return the management of mission schools to religious bodies.

He mentioned this to journalists at a stakeholder’s forum on education in Kumasi.

He explained that the return of the schools to the various religious bodies is a 2016 New Patriotic Party (NPP) manifesto pledge which they will do their best to fulfil.

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Even though he did not give a timeline, Dr Opoku Prempeh said a contract is will be signed between the government and religious bodies to formalise the hand-over.

He explained that the nature of the return is going to be the a similar one used in the health sector where mission hospitals remain under the control of churches and mosques.

The state will still pay salaries of teachers in mission schools just as it pays that of doctors and nurses in mission hospitals.

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If the NPP government fulfils this promise, most religious bodies will be happy.

The Christian Council of Ghana has been advocating for the reversal of a 1984 take-over of their schools set up during colonial rule to provide Christian education.

Most Christian leaders express worry at the deterioration of discipline and moral values in the mission schools which they see as their legacy.

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