Owners of the Cape-Coast-based Wesley Girls’ High School, the Methodist Church of Ghana after a meeting held on Tuesday have said the GES directive to allow Muslim students in Wey Gey Hey fast will not be obeyed.
This comes after the GES in a statement copied to Educationweb.com.gh directed all Heads of schools including the Management of Wesley Girls to permit Muslim students to participate in the ongoing Ramadan fasting.
The Ghana Education Service in the May 1, 2021 statement however said, no school or Head of a school shall not be held responsible fr for any health issues that may come up as a result of the Ramadan fasting.
GES further stated that parents of such students are to write to the school his or her ward attends to indicate that the school shall not be held responsible for any health condition of the child or student.
But, the Methodist Church of Ghana in a meeting chaired by the Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo has said the school’s rule which states “students are not to fast on campus” will not be compromised.
“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,” Methodist stated in a release.
According to Church, the policies of the Wesley Girls’ High School (Wey Gey Hey) over the 186 years of its existence have resulted in making the Wesley Girls Senior High School (SHS) being the school of choice.
The Methodist Church in respect to the school rules and policies has said the GES directive cannot accede adding that GES should respect the long-standing partnership between the Government and Mission schools.