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Stop Ramadan fast or be withdrawn from school


Wesley Girls Senior High School is in the news once again this time around for the introduction of another school rule targeting Muslim students fasting in the Holy month Ramadan.

The Headmistress of the school has ordered all Housemistresses led by the Senior Housemistress to ensure no Muslim student is allowed to fast. Any Muslim student caught fasting is to face Disciplinary Committee where the student could be withdrawn or suspended for a period.

According to the headmistress, “this decision is being taken in best interest of the students of the school”.

This comes after earlier reported a Quran ban in the public second cycle school. The authorities also banned all Muslim students from worshipping and wearing hijab on campus even for prayer.

Muslim students disclosed how they hide to pray and read the Quran after the ban and have to stand on trunks and chopboxes to hide and pray.

In an interview with some parents, they disclosed how students who were admitted were returned to their parents over the wearing of hijabs.

This latest Ramadan ban is an additional measure by the school authorities to clamp down on Muslims in the school.

One parent revealed that although they don’t have an issue with the school authorities asking their children to attend church services on campus, the Muslim child’s right to worship must also be guaranteed.

The school has on several occasions expressed disdain against the Islamic religion telling Muslims to convert to Christianity to enjoy certain privileges, according to reports.


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