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‘Wind of intolerance blowing through Ghana’ – Prof. Kwaku Azar

US -based Ghanaian law professor,  Kwaku Asare has waded into brouhaha on the bad management of the country’s educational system.

This comes after the Methodist Church Ghana rejected a directive by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to allow Muslim students to fast during Ramadan on campus at the Wesley Girls’ High School in Cape Coast.

In a similar way, the Achimota School also rejected a rastafarian teenager admission because of his dreadlocks.

In aFacebook post, Professor Asare said he does not understand why the church will decline the request of students to fast in school during Ramadan which is a ritual for Muslims across the world.

“Achimota has managed to keep some students from school for over a month merely because their religion requires that they do not cut their hair, a practice that is not alien to the Bible,” he said and bemoaned that intolerance was gaining grounds in the country.

“There seems to be a wind of intolerance blowing through the land. I don’t know the source of the wind but it is easy to feel it,”

Below is his post;

I do not understand what will drive an elected official to respond in such terms to citizens’ harmless request for the country to be fixed.

Nor do I understand why the church will respond in such terms to students’ harmless request that they are allowed to fast as required by their religion.

Achimota has managed to keep some students from school for over a month merely because their religion requires that they do not cut their hair, a practice that is not alien to the Bible (see e.g., Numbers 6:5).

There seems to be a wind of intolerance blowing through the land. I don’t know the source of the wind but it is easy to feel it.

#SALL is the cardinal sin of the 8th Parliament. We must fix SALL without fail

 

Source: Myxyzonline.com|Ghana

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