Mr Charles B. Kala, a retired Educationist, on Wednesday expressed worry about the low level of moral education in the country’s educational system which had contributed to the alarming rate of immorality in senior high schools.
He said it was unfortunate to note that moral and religious studies, which once had roots in basic and second cycle institutions had now been downgraded in the schools.
Mr Kala, a former administrator of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), raised the concern when he addressed members of the Sunyani Municipal branch of GNAT at the opening ceremony of its Fourth Quadrennial Delegates’ Conference at Baakoniaba in the Sunyani Municipality.
The 94 delegates attending the conference, on the theme: “Quality Education in Crisis; The Path to 2015 – The Role of Stakeholders,” are expected to elect new executives into office.
Mr Kala observed with regret that gayism and lesbianism were gradually gaining grounds in senior high schools, a situation which needed a collective approach to nib in the bud.
Mr Kala said when emphasis is placed on moral and religious education in the schools, bad habits such as alcoholism, drug addiction and homosexuality could be brought under control in the schools.
Mr Samuel Owusu Ansah, outgoing Sunyani Municipal GNAT Chairman, commended members for their support during his four year term and entreated them to also render similar support to new executives yet to be elected.