Abidjan, 28 January, 2022 / 4:51 pm (ACI Africa).
Ivory Coast needs “a well-thought-out educational plan” that is based on solid foundations for the growth of the West African nation, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.
In his opening speech at the 120th Plenary Assembly of the members of the Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI), Archbishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo said that education is the essential means for the development of the West African country.
“In order to succeed in what seems to us the most urgent challenge, education is not one more means among others, but it is the essential means. For this, we need a well-thought-out educational plan, designed and organized on solid foundations, on certain values,” Archbishop Dogbo says in a Thursday, January 27 report by Agenzia Fides.
In the Plenary assembly that started Tuesday, January 25, CECCI members are broadly reflecting on the Church’s contribution to the formation of the youth “within the framework of a global educational project”
The Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast are also basing their discussion on the centrality of the new generations and on a global educational project that looks at the integral development of the person.