The Board of Wesley Girls Senior High School has strongly rejected reports that some 22 students of the school have been nabbed for engaging in occultism.
According to the board chairman of the school, The Most Reverend Titus Kofi Awotwi Pratt the publication is“unfortunate and regrettable”.
The statement also rebuked Starr FM and UTV for publicizing such falsehood about the reputable school. Most Revered Titus Kofi Awotwi Pratt wondered why the various media houses accused students of practicing occultism without verifying the information.
“We write to place it on record that the school authorities and the Board are disappointed at the extent of falsehood in the publications as the school authorities are unaware who these 22 girls mentioned in the story are, when and where the alleged induction ceremony was held for some girls in the school initiating them into the occult sect and who their supposed leader in the school is.”
Read the full statement by Wesley Girls below:STATEMENT BY THE BOARD CHAIRMAN OF WESLEY GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL – THE MOST REVEREND TITUS KOFI AWOTWI PRATTOur attention has been drawn to a number of unfortunate publications and raging discussions in the media alleging that school authorities at Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast have recently “nabbed” twenty-two (22) students for belonging to an occultly sect and engaging in occultism.The named source of this April 11, 2016 publication in question titled “Occultism at Wesley Girls: 22 students nabbed”, was Starr Fm.UTV on April, 2016, also aired the said story while other media houses subsequently joined the fray with some commentaries and/or insinuating pieces.It is most regrettable that the Ghanaian Times newspaper, one of the oldest and respected newspapers outfits in the country, also joined the bandwagon.Interestingly, none of the above media approached the authorities of Wesley Girls High School for any information whatsoever before putting the story in the public domain.We write to place it on record that the school authorities and the Board are disappointed at the extent of falsehood in the publications as the school authorities are unaware who these 22 girls mentioned in the story are, when and where the alleged induction ceremony was held for some girls in the school initiating them into the occultly sect and who their supposed leader in the school is.To even state in one breath that the said girls have been handed over to the Methodist Church in Cape Coast, and in another that when the Methodist Church in Cape Coast was contacted, they knew nothing about the matter, shows how spurious the story is.