Advocates for Christ Ghana says that claims that Wesley Girls’ High School discriminates against its Muslim students are false and misleading.

In a press release, the group stated that the school’s no fasting policy which has been in place since the 1990s to protect the students was instituted after some Christian students fainted during a fast.

The group stated that these accusations piled on the school because of its “non-discriminatory” rule have the capacity to undermine the academic performance of the school or/and compel Christian schools to become secularized and therefore restrict their mission/evangelistic efforts.

“Whichever of the two, this attempt to unjustifiably interfere in the management and running of Christian mission schools is unacceptable to us and we have noted with great concern that this strategy has been adopted globally by another faith, in particular, to secularize Christian schools and clamp down on their impact.”

“The fact that the State contributes a financial quota to mission schools, does not whittle away the Christian investments, as well as mission and objectives of these schools,” parts of the statement read.

Also, quoting the constitution, Advocacy for Christ stated that the school has been empowered by the law to make decisions for its students for their health and educational benefit.

Again, reacting to the call for a change in the Wesley Girls school system, the group stated that there has been no proof or analysis that has shown that a change will benefit the school.

They questioned why the school needs a change when the rules in place has been beneficial to everyone in the system.

“We want to emphasize that State and Religious body relationships are crucial for developing and providing the infrastructural needs of the nation. Consequently, it is in the interest of the State for such relationships to continue to be nurtured and promoted.”

“The Christian community in particular can boast of having significantly contributed to the Health and Educational infrastructure of Ghana.”