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Ramadan: Methodist Church rejects GES directive to Wesley Girls’ SHS

The Methodist Church Ghana has denied a directive by the Ghana Education Service’ (GES) to the Wesley Girls’ High School to allow Muslim students to observe Ramadan.

Management of the Wesley Girls’ High School prevented Muslim students from fasting during the ongoing Ramadan period after they developed several health conditions.

The school also banned all other religious bodies from fasting while on the school campus stating it is imperative to ensure that the health of students was not compromised vis-à-vis their organised school schedules

But in a statement signed by the head of the Public Relations Unit of GES, Madam Cassandra Twum Ampofo said, “The Ghana Education Service, therefore, directs Wesley Girls’ High School as well as any other school to allow any such student who wishes to fast for any religious reason to do so.

Reacting to the GES directive, the Methodist Church which founded the Wesley Girls’ High School in Cape Coast said it took “strong exception” to the directive.

In a statement released on May 4, 2021, the church stated that the missionary school “cannot accede to the unilateral directive issued by the Ghana Education Service.”

Find below the Methodist Church’s statement:

 

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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