- A past student of T.I. Ahmadiyya Secondary School (AMASS) who is a Christian has revealed how they were treated back then
- According to the gentleman, there was complete tolerance for Christians and they could practise their doctrines as deemed appropriate
- This comes after Wesley Girls' Senior High School prevented Muslim girls from fasting to mark Ramadan
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A gentleman who attended the T.I. Ahmadiyya Secondary School (AMASS) in Kumasi and completed Upper Six in 1996 has narrated his experience as a Christian student.
This comes after Wesley Girls' High School came in the news for refusing to allow some Muslim students in their school to fast as it was founded on Methodist Church's doctrines.
Management of the school also cited health reasons for not allowing the students to skip meals since they are under their care and will be held accountable should they suffer complications from the fast.
The gentleman, whose name is withheld, indicates that although it is a Muslim school, AMASS had a liberal arrangement for all students to practise their various religious beliefs on campus, without infringing on anyone’s beliefs.
"We never witnessed any brouhaha over religious differences, as it’s the case now with the Wesley Girls High School authorities refusing to allow a Muslim student to fast and the subsequent reactions by The Methodist Church, Ghana and the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC)", he said.
Giving more context to his explanation, the narrator mentioned that it was never compulsory for non-Muslims to attend Friday Islamic prayers or fast during the month of Ramadan.
Rather, they were allowed to go outside the campus for their Sunday church services or join the inter-denominational two-hour service that was usually held on campus.
Meanwhile, there have been several backs and forths regarding Wesley Girls' Senior High School's reason why they do not want the students to fast.
Unfortunately, there seems to be no end in sight for the impasse between the Muslim community and Christians over the decision by authorities of Wesley Girls to prevent their Muslim students from fasting.
The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), and the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) issued a statement supporting the decision by the school and the Methodist Church.
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