The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana (EPCG) has been in existence for 175 years as a Christ-centred church that does not only focus on soul winning for the kingdom of God but also contributes to the education needs of the people of Ghana.
The 175th anniversary would be launched in Accra at the Accra International Conference Centre on Sunday 31st July 2022 under the theme “A Journey of 175 years in Ministry: Achievements, Challenges and the way forward”.
Its contribution to education in Ghana dates back to the coming of the missionaries. This year, the church is marking its 175 anniversary as a formidable church and contributor to Ghana’s spiritual growth, education, health, and agriculture among others.
It is not uncommon to see E.P. Schools at the basic level dotted across many communities in Ghana however, the church’s contribution to education goes beyond providing access to basic education. The EPCG is a noted partner in education in Ghana.
The E.P. Church at 175, contributions to Education In Ghana
Over the past 175 years of its existence, the E.P. Church has established one university which is the E. P. University College, Ho-Ghana. It is the co-founder of Ghana’s famous training ground for pastors, the Trinity Theological Seminary, and a Seminary at Peki where diverse church workers including Catechists are trained.
The Education Unit of the EPCG has also helped meet the country’s human resource needs for Pre-tertiary schools through the establishment of two colleges of education. These are the E.P. College of Education, Amedzofe established in 1946, and the E.P. College of Education, Bimbilla which was birthed in 1962 to offer teacher training to persons who intend to become professional educators.
It is important to note that, the EPCG has its education development footprints fully grounded in the building and management of schools at the Pre-tertiary level.
Over the last 175 years, it has also contributed 157 Junior High Schools, 549 Primary Schools, and 549 Kindergartens to the basic school education stock of Ghana.
The church has contributed six Senior High Schools to Ghana’s stock of secondary schools. Per the data at the EPCG headquarters and documented on the church’s website, epcgh.org the secondary schools are
- MAWULI SCHOOL, HO
- MAWUKO GIRL’S SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, HO
- E.P. SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, HOHOE
- E.P. SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, SABOBA
- E.P. AGRIC. SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, TATAL
- E.P. SENIOR HIGH / TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, KATIEJELI and the E.P. College of Education located at Dzodze
E.P. TECHNICAL / VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE, ALAVANYO and E.P. CHURCH ACTIVITY CENTRE, HO are tech/voc institutions built by the church.
The E.P. Church at 175 and its contributions to Education In Ghana are worth celebrating.
Source: Ghana Education News