A new headmaster for Bechem Presbyterian Senior High School in the Brong Ahafo Region, Mr Raymond Agyeman has been inducted into office with a call on heads of educational institutions to refrain from collecting monies to admit unqualified students.
The Chairperson of the Brong Ahafo Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Reverend Kwadwo Owusu Sarpong who made the call said such a practice denied qualified but needy students their rightful chance to gain admission to their preferred schools.
He was delivering a sermon at the Good Shepherd Congregation of the PCG at Bechem to induct into office, Mr Raymond Agyeman as the new headmaster of the school.
Rev Sarpong pointed out corrupt practices perpetuated by some headmasters through the falsification of documents and called for measures to ensure that such practices were nipped in the bud.
“The collection of monies by some headmasters in order to admit students who do not qualify for admission is denying the country the chance of using its right human resource to enhance its development”.
“You are taking charge of this school at a time attention had been focused on corruption in the country. We hope you will work hard to leave a legacy that will stand the test of time”, he said.
Touching of the judicial corruption scandal, Rev Sarpong said it was heart-warming that people indulging in corrupt practices these days think twice because of the fear that Anas’s cameras were hidden to capture them in the act.
He however asked Ghanaians to rather fear God, who is omnipresent with his eyes seeing through all the corners of the world and be content with their income.
He observed that even though corruption in the country had reached an unimaginable proportion, Ghanaians had reacted hypocritically after the scandal came to light by behaving as if they were not aware of the extent of corruption in the country.
“How many offices in the country or officials in Ghana can claim innocence as far as corruption is concerned”, he put up a challenge adding that “as if the scandal is a strange phenomenon in the country”.
He said it is an open secret that the judicial corruption scandal was just a tip of the iceberg as there were more of such corrupt practices in all facets of the Ghanaian society.
Responding, the headmaster of the school, Mr Agyeman thanked the PCG and the Brong Ahafo Regional directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) for giving him the mandate to govern the school.
He pledged to work hard to improve on academic performance as well as discipline in the school in line with the rich moral values of the Presbyterian Church.
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