CURSORY: An intelligent Ghanaian student Evans, has trouble enrolling in school because his mother dislikes formal schooling due to a recent religious change.
The future of a bright young boy, Evans stands uncertain, as his mother stops him from furthering his education.
The mother’s behavior is a result of her belief in her church, ‘God’s Kingdom at Last’, a church that disapproves education.
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According to a Facebook post, Evans has been accepted to Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School (PRESEC) Legon, and his elementary school teachers have purchased everything he needs, but his mother is still sticking to her church belief,
Every attempt to enroll Evans in Presec, Legon has been met with resistance from the mother, who is unyielding despite the involvement of social welfare and the continuous effort of community advocacy.
Understanding how delicate the matter is, the community has contacted the church leader in an effort to find a solution.
According to a collage student and the PRESEC, Kofi Asare, who related the story, contacting the mother to persuade her to let the bright boy finish school usually results in the person’s number being blocked.!
He also said that the Department of Social Welfare was among the people who had been in touch with Evans’ mother, but in order for Evans to start school in January 2024, they needed to find a different means to get in touch with him, because they had no idea where the mother was keeping him.
Fearing for Evans’ future, the community launched a two-week long campaign of persuasion, looking for alternatives before considering going to court.
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Below are some comments on the post
DK Kusi said: If this is the doctrine the church is preaching it has to be closed down asap.: “I can’t afford”
Emmanuel K. Dogbevi wrote: Religion as two-edged sword. Religious organizations build schools, and here another religious organization is denying a child education.
Abeku Adams Ekumfi said: Ghana Police Service must come in for us. This is a violation of a Child’s Right to Education.
Stellah Esinu Alswel wrote: The child’s right to education is being denied him? The mother should be arrested. Such silly mentality!
George Kwarteng Adenta said: I now understand why Mr Mahama believe he can be President Again ☹️
Prinze Diruzie wrote: Kofi Asare please in God name make sure that boy goes to school.
Thank you so much for the effort. I believe a sustainable solution will be found soon.
Osei Kwabena Danso said: Get the church’s location, visit there on their time of service and arrest the pastor. The pastor should be made to convince the mother.
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