Ghana Education Service: guidelines to aid religious practices in schools

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June 15, 2021

By: Norvisi Mawunyegah

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has been cautioned to think through a fullpolicy to escort religious practices in Senior High SSchools. Founder of Alliance for Christian Advocacy Africa (ACAA), Rev Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong stated

 “The piecemeal solutions to matters of faith will end up demotivating governing boards, school managements, PTAs and religious bodies involved in education.”

Speaking in regards to the recent Rastafarians and Achimota School saga and the Wesley Girls High School refusal to allow a Muslim student to fast during this year’s Ramadan, citing health reasons. Rev Opuni-Frimpong was of the view that a comprehensive guideline that should be the point of reference in all faith and religious matters at all SHSs would forecast future clash in schools.

The former Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana said the role of all stakeholders, including religious bodies, was critical and, therefore, all efforts must be made to ensure a healthy partnership.

Schools are run under the management of governors, adhere to advise schools administrations to ensure clarity of vision, moral belief and strategic directions.