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Ghanaians react as Methodist church refuses to allow Muslim students fast despite direction by GES

We all know Wesley Girls' High school prevented a student from fasting on May 1, 2021. Well, the Methodist church Ghana responds to Ghana education service. 

The leaders of Methodist Church held an emergency meeting on Tuesday May 4,2021 chaired by President Bishop. The Most Rev. Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo, hereby reciprocates to a Press Released issue on May 1, 2021 by Cassandra Twin Ampofo, the head of Public Relations Unit of the Ghanai Education Service. The said release was titled 'RE: WESLEY GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL PREVENTS STUDENT FROM FASTING'. 

The Methodist Church Ghana took strong exception to the directive given in the Press Release which states as below:- 

"The Ghana Education Service therefore directs authorities of Wesley Girls High School to allow any such student who wishes to fast for any religious reason to do so.

The parents of any such student are also directed 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 " 

The school rule in question is a long standing one which is also a non-religious and various renowed Muslim ladies in Ghana have passed through the school adhering to such a rule. 

The policies of the school over the 186 years of its existence have resulted in Wesley Girls High School being the school of choice. Excellence and achievement and the church remains in full support of these policies.

The Methodist Church Ghana cannot accede to the unilateral directive issue by the Ghana Education Service and insists that the Ghana Education Service respects the long-standing partnership between the and mission schools. 

The above statement were written by the authorities of Methodist Church Ghana. What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below 

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Cassandra Twin Ampofo Ghana Methodist Muslim Paul Kwabena Boafo


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