A professor of Religious and Moral Education in the Department of Arts Education at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Prof. Seth Asare Danso, has called for the inclusion of Religious and Moral Education (R.M.E) at all levels of Ghana’s educational system.
He says government must necessarily make religious and moral education a core part of the curriculum at all levels of education and urged curriculum developers, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) to include moral education in all disciplines.
Speaking at his inaugural lecture at the University of Cape Coast, Professor Asare Danso stated that reviewing the curriculum and including R.M.E at all levels of education as well as integrating moral education in all disciplines will give pupils a solid moral foundation that will yield dividends for the country in the future.
“The government should make R.M.E a core curriculum at all levels of education, including pre-school. I also recommend to curriculum developers, NaCCA, to review their curriculum to ensure that moral education is integrated into all disciplines in order to give pupils a solid moral foundation because that is what Ghana needs. “
The professor of religion stressed that even though the school has a responsibility to enforce morality, the enforcement must start from the home, family, community, church, and other social organizations and institutions.
He was convinced that such collective responsibility would contribute towards nation-building through the establishment of a moral community.
He further advised universities in Ghana that are mentoring colleges of education to review their teaching curriculum.
“The four universities: UG, UEW, KNUST, and UDS, which are mentoring colleges of education under them and have few content courses in R.M.E, need to review their curriculum and include more courses.”
Professor Danso also indicated that Ghana owes the Presbyterian Church gratitude for its contribution to nation building and commended the church hugely for its outstanding contribution to the country.
He recommended that the government should see to it that faith-based organisations are partners in development in order to support them to promote sustainable development.
Meanwhile, the 60th anniversary celebrations of the University of Cape Coast, dubbed “60 years of quality education, expanding the frontiers”, were launched on Thursday, April 21, 2022 and will be climaxed with a grand durbar on Thursday, October 20, 2022, the day the university will be exactly 60 years since its establishment.