The Methodist Church Ghana has called the bluff of the Ghana Education Service over the directive to allow students at the Wesley Girls Senior School to fast.
The Church in a statement described the directive as unilateral and asked GES to respect the long-standing of the school not to allow students to fast.
The GES in a statement had said: “The Ghana Education Service, therefore, directs authorities of Wesley Girls High School, as well as any other school to allow any such student who wishes to fast for any religious reason to do so.
“The parents or any such student are also directed to write to the school indicating that the school is not to be held liable for any health condition of the student as a result of the fast. Staff, students and the general public are to take note,” a statement signed by the Head Public Relations of the GES, Ms Cassandra Twum Ampofo, said.
But the statement from the Church said the Church takes strong exception to the directive and will not abide by it.
Read the full statement below