The Ghana Education Service has served notice to all students in missionary secondary schools to attend morning devotion sessions if it is a school rule.
“We are trying to encourage our students notwithstanding their faith to come together to worship and it brings about national unity. If a Muslim takes part in morning worship it doesn’t mean the person it being forced to convert to Christianity,” the Public Relations officer of the Ghana Education Service Charles Parker Allotey explained.
According to the Service, failure to attend compulsory morning devotion sessions may lead to indiscipline among students.
The reaction of the GES follows a directive by the President to all heads of public institutions, including schools, to desist from forcing Muslim students from compulsorily join Christian fellowships.
The Muslim Community in the Western Region last Friday demonstrated to protest their displeasure over the compulsory church service policy in some Senior High Schools in the country.
They demonstration was to force government to compel schools to allow female Muslim students to put on veils.
They also don’t want to attend church services in schools that make such events compulsory.
Speaking to Citi News the Public Relations officer of the Ghana Education Service Charles Parker Allotey said the inclusion of every student in morning devotions does not constitute a violation of the religious rights of students.
Source: Citi News
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