Religious discrimination in schools will not be tolerated - GES
4/20/2012 7:00:42 PM -
Fomena (Ash), April 20, GNA - The Ghana Education Service (GES) has warned it will not tolerate religious discrimination in schools and asked heads of especially the mission education units to ensure that freedom of worship is upheld.
Mr Charles Aheto-Tsegah, Deputy Director General of the GES, said everything should be done to protect the constitutional rights and freedom of all students.
He was addressing the seventh annual national conference of Heads and Managers of Ahmadiyya Muslim Educational Institutions at Fomena in the Adansi North District.
'Maintaining and sustaining academic, moral and spiritual values in Ghanaian schools, the role of Ahmadiyya heads and managers' was the theme.
Mr Aheto-Tsegah called for the need to vigorously promote and encourage religious tolerance to safeguard national peace and stability, adding that fanaticism and suspicion must be avoided.
He also called for strict enforcement of discipline in the schools, pointing out that, this was the way to go to raise academic performance.
Mr Jibrim Moomen Dimbie, General Manager of Ahmadiyya Education Unit, said they had drawn up a comprehensive plan to refurbish all their schools, particularly those in the deprived communities and this is to help create the right environment for effective teaching and learning.
Nana Okofo Sobin Kan II, Dompoasehene and President of the Adansi Traditional Council, invited all stakeholders to act together to tackle the growing indiscipline and waywardness of students.