Wesley Girls: Methodist Church rubbishes GES directive

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The Methodist Church Ghana has stated that it cannot accede to the unilateral directive issued by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to allow Muslim students at the Wesley Girls’ High School partake in the ongoing Ramadan fast.

It has, therefore, urged the GES to respect the long-standing partnership between the Government and Mission schools.

The Wesley Girls’ High school was criticized for preventing Muslim students to partake in the ongoing Ramadan fast.

Based on that, the Ghana Education Service directed the Wesley Girls School to allow Muslim students to partake in the Ramadan.

The GES also directed parents 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.

But in a statement, the Methodist Church Ghana said 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 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 Church stated

Below is a statement: