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Allow The Students To Fast- GES Instructs All SHS Authorities

The Ghana Education Service instructed Wesley Girls Senior High School and all High School Heads to allow Muslim students that wished to fast, to do so.

According to the Service, the Minister of Education, Yaw Adutwum has met with the presiding Bishop of the school, Most Rev. Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo and some Board Members of Wesley Girls High School.

They made the point to the Minister that, they have no intention to get involve in the religious practices of any section of the students. The management of the school is only concerned with the health and well-being of the students, due to the precedence from the previous fast.

“The Minister advised the Ghana Education Service to put in place measures to address this matter bearing in mind the right of students and concerns of schools on the health risk associated with the fasting”.

In addition, they called on the staff, students, and general public to take that, all High schools will allow the students to fast, but parents of the students have to write to the schools to claim responsibility to any health condition of the students.

Ghana Education Service has attested to the fact that, fasting in the schools has several health implications on the students. Most of them develops different health conditions over the years, and that informed the decision of the High Schools.

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