Muslim teachers challenge Wesley Girls SHS for refusing to allow student to fast during Ramadan

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The Ghana National Association of Muslim Teachers is asking the government to, as a matter of urgency, hold a stakeholder meeting to resolve the Wesley Girls-Ramadan impasse.

The group says the issue has the potential of escalating into a Muslim-Christian tussle if left unresolved.

Wesley Girls’ High School has been in the news for preventing a Muslim student from taking part in the Ramadan fast.

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The school has been criticised over the issue.

The refusal of the Methodist church to adhere to the Ghana Education Service’s directive for Wesley Girls High School to allow Muslim students to fast with the consent of parents also attracted mixed reactions from the different religious sects and stakeholders.

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The Muslim teachers say the government must intervene immediately for an amicable solution.

“The situation in non-mission schools in regard to the abuse of Muslim students is even more worrying. Schools with dominant Christians as members of management operate as Christian mission schools and abusing Muslim Students with impunity.”

“The aggregate effect of these abuses is an indication that the much-touted mantra of tolerance and coexistence among Christians and Muslims in Ghana is only a façade of superficial significance”, the group said in a statement.


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