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Methodist Church rejects GES directive to allow Muslim students to fast during Ramadan

The Methodist Church Ghana has kicked against the Ghana Education Service’ (GES) directive to Wesley Girls’ High School to allow Muslim students to partake in the Ramadan fast.

In a statement, the church said it took a “strong exception” to the directive stressing that it “cannot accede to the unilateral directive issued by the Ghana Education Service.”

It insisted that the Ghana Education Service “respects the long-standing partnership between Government and Mission Schools.”

It argued that the school rule in question “is a long-standing one which is also non-religious and various renowned Muslim ladies in Ghana have passed through the school adhering to such a rule.”

Wesley Girls’ High School faced criticism after it prevented a Muslim student from fasting during the ongoing Ramadan.

The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum had met with the Board of Wesley Girls’ High School and advised the GES to put measures in place to address the concerns of Muslim students.

As part of the directive, GES thus directed schools to allow such students to fast but also urged parents of such students “to write to the school indicating that the school shall not be held liable for any health condition of the student as a result of the fast”.

Find below the full statement

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