Education Ministry’s guidelines for public and mission schools to be out this week

The Ministry of Education will this week come out with a Memorandum of Understanding that will spell out the rules governing the administration of public and mission schools in the country.

The MOU has become necessary after the Methodist Church, Ghana, and the management of Wesley Girls Senior High School disallowed Muslim students from partaking in the Ramadan fast last month.

The decision was widely criticized by many, with various stakeholders joining a conversation on religious tolerance.

The Chairperson of the National Peace Council, Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, says the MOU to guide the administration of schools in the country will address the concerns of all parties involved, and prevent such issues from recurring.

“We have come to a consensus that there should be an MOU governing all mission schools and public schools in this country, also specifying clearly what are the rights, the privileges and also the responsibilities of every individual who goes to these schools”.

“…And we want these guidelines to  be documented and signed by all parties who agree to it so that at the end of the day, once you take that document, everybody knows what can be done and what can’t be done and we believe that if this is pursued to its logical conclusion, this matter will come to an end and Ghana will not face this issue again.”

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