- President Akufo-Addo has for the first time since the Wesley Girls School brouhaha spoken
- Akufo-Addo said schools should not be a a place to settle religious scores
- He said the government is working with all relevant stakeholders to address the issue
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The Wesley Girls High School has over the last few days been in the news for the refusal of school authorities to allow Muslim students to observe the Ramadan fast.
For the first time since this brouhaha with the school authorities, the Methodist Church and the Islam community, President Akufo-Addo has spoken.
President Akufo-Addo said schools should not be a a place to settle religious scores.
In a report filed by Citinews, while speaking at this year’s Eid ul-Fitr celebration at the premises of GBC, Akufo-Addo said the government is working with all relevant stakeholders to address the issue.
He said the schools are the first place for young kids to socialize and learn more about each other’s religious beliefs, dance, languages, and food.
“...The boarding schools in our country have traditionally served as the training grounds in learning about each other, about tolerance and losing the fear of the unknown,” he said.
“... The schools have evolved and adapted their practices to suit the times and I would urge that we do not turn them into the place to fight ideological battles,” he added.
Still on Education, the Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering certificates being issued by the Takoradi Technical University (TTU) is being rejected, YEN.com.gh has gathered.
Some of the students who completed the programme in 2020 rejected the certificates issued to them by the university, Ghana News Agency (GNA) reported.
They argued that the school was not accredited to independently run the course at the time of their enrolment for the programme in August 2018.
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