Angry father on Monday stormed Wesley Girls High School located in Cape Coast to withdraw his ward from the school saying he does not understand why the school does not permit her and other moslems there to fast.
Alhaji Ishmael Zakaria Alhassan, the father of Bushira Ishmael, drove from Accra to Wesley Girls to carry out his threats of withdrawing his child.
He was convinced the child would be better off in another school that would allow her to fast than to be in a school that would infringe on the ritual of the muslim to fast.“My daughter had admission to this school this year.
In fact, for over a month, we had not heard from her. We became a bit apprehensive when some news portals reported that muslems at Wesley Girls were not allowed to pray. I had a friend who teaches in the school and he debunked the story,” he explained.
He continued, “two days ago, I had a call from my daughter and she complained that they were not allowing her to fast. I know my daughter; she’s been fasting right from the primary school through to the Junior High School and so I became worried.”
According to Zakaria Alhassan, the complaint of the daughter made him decide to come to the school to withdraw her immediately.