Kumasi (Actnews) A colourful ceremony has been held at the St. Hubert Minor Seminary and Secondary school in Kumasi to officially launched the 40 years of the formation of the Association of Catholic Heads of Higher Institutions in Ghana.
The association when was formed about thirty nine years ago, was for only heads who were heading Catholic Educational Higher Institutions. The leadership of the association later reflected on the need to bring other Catholics who were heads but not in Catholic Schools also on board fully members.
Before the leadership and the then members amended association’s constitution , those who were not heading Catholic schools rather were Catholics were called affiliated and associated members.
At the launching ceremony Rev Fr. Nicholas Apetorgbor , National President of the Association said that the association which was formed about 39 years ago aimed to bring all Heads who are Catholics of Educational Higher Institutions in the country together to promote holistic quality education through the Christian principles.
He explained that the association would continue to pattern with the Catholic Church and the Ghana Education Service to provide holistic quality education for students.
He commended the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference for their support.
He announced that the climax of the anniversary would be held at Sunyani next year February.
Mr. Joseph Kwabena Onyinah, former Ashanti Regional Director of Education , who launched the anniversary urged the Catholic Heads to be united and be focused in their activities so to help to improve the standard of Education in the country.
Mr. Onyinah encouraged them to intensify moral education in senior high and technical schools which would go long way to help students to cultivate positive attitude towards life and it would also help them to understand the purpose of creation so to respect and protect the environment.
He appealed to parents to be more responsible towards their children’s education since that was the only legacy they(parents) could leave for them(children).
The programme was chaired by Rev. Fr. John Amankwah , Ashanti Regional Manager and wished the members well in their celebration.
He entreated the heads to attach importance and urgency to the activities of the church.