The Muslim caucus in parliament has welcomed the directive from the Ghana Education Service (GES) to the authorities of Wesley Girls’ High School in Cape Coast to allow Muslim students to observe the Ramadan Fast.
GES, over the weekend, directed Wesley Girls High School and all other schools to allow Muslim students to observe the Ramadan fast, with the written consent of parents not to hold schools responsible for any health complications.
“The Ghana Education Service, therefore, directs Wesley Girls’ High School as well as any other school to allow any such a student who wishes to fast for any religious reason to do so.”
The Muslim caucus in parliament also met the authorities of the school and the Methodist Church last week after it emerged that students of the Islamic faith were prevented from observing the Ramadan fast.
Speaking to Citi News, a member of the caucus and MP for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini, lauded the Ghana Education Service and the other stakeholders for the swift response.
According to him, the acceptance of each other’s beliefs is what the country is noted.
“This is what we wanted. We didn’t think that the directive was required, we didn’t think it was necessary, and we also didn’t think it was appropriate, but we are grateful to Allah for the understanding we have been able to get from the school authorities, the Methodist church, and the Ghana Education Service and so it is important we commend all stakeholders who have worked together to resolve this matter amicably.”
“This is what Ghana is noted for. The collaboration, the coordination and tolerance of each other’s religious beliefs.”