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Akufo-Addo: Boarding faculties not grounds for ideological, non secular battles

  • “All through the years, faculties have by and huge managed to discover a affordable balanced ambiance to allow our younger folks to flourish and this has served us effectively. The colleges have advanced and adopted their practices to go well with the occasions and I’ll urge we don’t flip them to the locations to battle ideological and spiritual battles.”

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says care should be taken to not flip the nation’s boarding and senior excessive faculties into ideological and spiritual battle grounds.

He mentioned the state of affairs can in the end have an effect on the event course of of scholars.

Addressing the 2021 nationwide celebration of Eid ul-Fitr on the premises of the Ghana Broadcasting Company (GBC) on 13 Might 2021, Akufo-Addo mentioned boarding faculties have historically served because the coaching grounds for college students to find out about tolerance and spiritual coexistence.

“That’s the place (boarding faculties) younger Ghanaians be taught to eat one another’s meals, that’s the place they be taught the songs and dance of various components of the nation, that’s the place they find out about one another’s faith and that’s the place lifelong friendships are solid. These faculties should essentially have guidelines and laws that allow them to perform,” Akufo-Addo mentioned.

“All through the years, faculties have by and huge managed to discover a affordable balanced ambiance to allow our younger folks to flourish and this has served us effectively. The colleges have advanced and adopted their practices to go well with the occasions and I’ll urge we don’t flip them to the locations to battle ideological and spiritual battles.”

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Wesley Women saga

One in all Ghana’s premier senior secondary faculties, Wesley Girls’ High School within the Central Area, has been on the centre of controversy when it declared that the varsity won’t permit her Muslim college students to quick throughout Ramadan interval. The varsity’s choice resulted within the Ghana Training Service (GES) directing authorities at Wesley Women to rescind their choice, nonetheless, the GES choice was rejected by the Methodist Church of Ghana hierarchy who’re the house owners of the varsity.

Decision effort

“Within the particular incident of one in all our biggest faculties, Wesley Women’ Excessive Faculty, which has given rise to the latest discourse on faith, the authorities, that’s Ministry of Training underneath its new Minister, Dr Yaw Adutwum, the leaders of the Christian and Muslim communities and the management of the varsity are engaged in solemn discussions about the way in which ahead and I’m very hopeful {that a} passable answer might be discovered for every person”.

Zongo improvement agenda

President Akufo-Addo mentioned that his administration’s dedication to Muslims and the Zongo group stays resolute and that he won’t relent till he evens the event equation between Zongo communities and different communities of the nation.

He added that the Zongo Improvement Fund arrange by authorities will proceed to perform completely and instantly underneath his watch and the watch of the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

Chief Imam

The Chief Imam, Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, in his conventional message to the nation learn on his behalf by Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu, urged the Muslim group in Ghana to endevour to reside peaceable with different non secular groupings within the nation.

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He additionally prayed for divine knowledge for the president and vice-president as they proceed to work for the prosperity of the nation.

Wilberforce Asare

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