SHS Fasting: Allow parents sign undertakings for the health implications of their wards – GES to SHSs


EducationGhana, May 3, SHSs: The Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed the management of Wesley Girls’ High School and other Senior  High Schools in the country to allow Muslim students as well as other religious bodies at the schools to fast.

The GES added that parents of such students should be allowed to sign undertakings that they will not hold the schools responsible for any adverse health implications as a result of the fasting.

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It comes after reports that the headmistress of the school has denied a Muslim student her right to fast during the ongoing Ramadan. The development has sparked concerns among Ghanaians including some Muslim lawmakers.


Reacting to the development, the GES in a statement asked the schools in the country to allow the students who are Muslims the room to fast.


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