The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu has dared students who cannot comply with the religious rules and practices in Catholic schools to quit and move to other schools, if they so desire.
The Majority Chief Whip in Parliament, Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka has taken a swipe on the Ghana Education Service and the Ghana National Association of Teachers for supporting “alleged discrimination” against Muslim students in schools.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers has backed calls by the Ghana Education Service for the compulsory attendance to morning devotion sessions by students in mission secondary schools.
Education Minister Prof Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang has given a clearest indication that she would not tolerate any acts of religious coercion in the educational institutions.
President John Mahama in his State of the Nation address to Parliament has issued a stern warning to school heads and institutions that infringe on the religious rights of students to stop it or face punishment.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has reminded all heads of first and second cycle institutions that the GES policy on religious freedom in schools remained in force.