The Member of Parliament for Mankyia South and minister designate for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has stated that religious intolerance, especially in schools should not be promoted.
Facing the vetting committee on Tuesday, the education minister who has a medical background was scrutinised with various questions to ascertain his stance on several issues facing the Ghanaian educational system.
The minority's Chief Whip, Haruna Iddrisu wanted to know the nominee's position on forcing Muslims to participate in morning devotions in schools, a practice he said, the 'Muslim community is extremely worried' about.
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Dr. Prempeh said, “Religious intolerance should not be condoned in this country. My constituency secretary and organiser are Muslims. They follow me to church to campaign. Muslims must not be forced to take part in morning devotions.”
The minister designate was also questioned on issues bothering language, teachers' allowances, ICT education among others which were responded to accordingly.
However not a lot of people were impressed with the MP's delivery at the vetting and worry if he is fit for the tough job, which happens to be one of the highlights of the NPP's manifesto.