Africa Education Watch has urged the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, to set standards for the governance of senior high schools in the country.
According to the Education Policy Research and Advocacy Organization, governance systems in high schools have become weak and unstructured, hence, the need to immediately “draw the lines before our SHSs become ungovernable.”
This follows the directive GES issued to the Wesley Girls High School asking its authorities to permit Muslim students to partake in the ongoing Ramadan fast.
That “unilateral directive” has since been rejected by leadership of the Methodist Church Ghana.
For the Methodist Church, the school’s decision to not allow students to fast “is a long standing one which is also non-religious and various Muslim ladies in Ghana have passed through the school adhering to such a rule.”
“The policies of the School over the 186 years of its existence have resulted in Wesley Girls High School being the school of choice, excellence and achievement and the Church remains in full support of these policies,” it stated in a release.
Commenting on the issue on its Twitter handle on Tuesday, the Africa Education Watch appealed to the Minister of Education to intervene and find a lasting solutions all such occurrences.
GeyHey has called GES’ bluff on the Muslim-Fasting issue. Achimota & GeyHey represent how amorphous & incongruous governance systems in SHS are. No sch, whether private, mission or gov’t is greater than GES. Time to draw the lines before our SHS become ungovernable @yoadutwum pic.twitter.com/cTeRTRazQZ
— Africa Education Watch (@AfricaEduWatch) May 4, 2021