The Coalition of Muslim Organizations, Ghana (COMOG) wishes to call on the Minister for Education as a matter of urgency to sanction the Headmistress of Wesley Girls SHS which is a public educational institution for ignoring the constitutional provision by abusing the rights of the innocent students. This there organization said will send a signal to Headmasters/Headmistresses of her kind that Wesley Girls SHS and other schools are public educational institutions and that her administration has no right to do what she is doing to Muslim students as though the school is a private institution. We must bear in mind the present global security situations and that religion has over the years been exploited in dividing and precipitating most of the global conflicts than any other factor, hence the urgent need to safeguard our peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance and national cohesion.
To them as Ghanaians, it is about time we crafted a national policy that will safeguard our cherished peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance, particularly for our Public Educational Institutions. Many Muslim students especially girls and ladies have and continue to suffer discrimination at public schools, hospitals, etc., as in the case of Wesley Girls SHS in Cape Coast in the Central Region. The current action that has been carried widely by the media houses and that has also gone viral on social media could be attributed to sheer hatred, ignorance, prejudice and intolerance on the part of the Headmistress of Wesley Girls SHS, Mrs. Betty Dzokoto, and her administration where they barred Muslim students from prayers, meetings and even the ongoing Ramadan fasting.
So they ask where the Human Rights activists are?.
Wesley Girls has ignored the 1992 Constitution Article 21 (c) which states that:“All persons shall have freedom to practice any religion and to manifest such practise.”29th April 2021