Twenty -two students of the Wesley Girls Senior High school in Cape Coast have been allegedly caught by authorities of the school for engaging in occult practices.

The girls were reportedly caught whilst initiating a new leader into the group. According to sources, the perpetrators were grabbed during their initiation ceremony to induct a new leader for the sect as the current leader will graduate in June this year.

The situation has, however, created panic amongst parents who fear that their children could be brainwashed.

This heart-breaking news has set many thinking about the effectiveness of our churches in our Senior High schools. Most of the Senior High schools trace its existence from Christian missionaries who inculcated strict Christian values into students whom graduated out of these schools as better citizens.

Appallingly, these Christian values are dwindling each day in our schools in the name of modernity paving way for other unchristian practices such as occultism to thrive.

Wesley Girls High School may be in the spot light but we are informed that some senior and junior high schools are practicing occultism secretly, for instance, authorities of Mary Afriyie SDA JHS at Mamponteng in the Kwabre District of the Ashanti Region are also investigating six students and a primary 6 pupil for allegedly performing occult acts such as drinking strange concoctions and making incantations after school hours.

Who would save Christian students from the hands of occult friends whom may brain wash them? It is high time churches in Ghana made their impact felt in our junior and Senior high schools. If they have a strong presence in our schools, less room would be given to these practices; for the Bible says in Matthew 28:19 ‘ Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost’.

Our Schools needs to go back to the word of God.

Written by Princess Poku-Ansah, TCE Ghana