Catholic Education Unit
Coordinator: Rev. Fr. Martin Oduro Bilson
Date of Ordination: 9th July 2009
Offices: Chaplain, Mount Carmel Girls SHS
Address: P. O. Box 251, Techiman
Through education, the Church proclaims the way of salvation to all people, reveals the life of Christ to all those who believe and forms young people to realize their vocation to serve God and mankind according to their respective talents (Gravissimum Educationis [GE] # 3). Catholic education, therefore, is about holistic formation and encompasses equipping young people with knowledge, skills and attitudes as well as forming them to become agents of evangelization.
Strategies to improve the educational situation and ensure effective provision of Catholic education for young people in the diocesan area include:
• The establishment of Diocesan and Parish Education Committees in accordance with the Ghana Catholic Education Policy guidelines.
• Encouraging local managers (parish priests) to ensure the celebration of regular school Masses, at least, once a term and on holy days of obligation of the Church, and see to the implementation of the Ghana Catholic Education Policy guidelines in their parishes.
• Encouraging pupils and students to join Catholic youth societies and participate actively in their programmes.
• Working towards the improvement of existing basic school facilities, and ensuring that there are three good higher institutions (second cycle schools and other institutions) strategically distributed in the Diocese.
• Receiving through the appropriate diocesan structure or body, half-yearly reports from the Diocesan Education Committee, following the adopted reporting format.
1. Holy Family Nursing and Midwifery Training College
2. Mount Carmel Girls SHS
3. St. Francis Seminary and SHS
Nursery/ Kindergarten Schools - 48
Primary Schools - 65
Junior High Schools - 52