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The leadership of the Answaar Youth Movement in the Ashanti Akyem South District has appealed to Authorities in the country to respect their freedom of worship and allow their Children to cover their hair to school as Islamic teaching demands.
This appeal was made on Sunday in an interview with Ghananewsonline.com.gh by Mallam Amidu Wahabu, a leading member of a movement seeking to support members in all endeavour after a meeting with representatives of Islamic scholars from the Eastern and Ashanti Regions. It was to identify challenges confronting Muslim Youths and the way forward in Kwahu Fodoa.
“We are pleading with the headteachers of the various public schools especially the Community Day Senior High Schools to please respect our freedom of worship as stated in the 1992 constitution of Ghana article 21 that all person shall have the freedom to practice any religion and to manifest such practice and allow our female students to cover their hair while in school,” Mallam Amidu Wahabu said.
According him, it has come to the notice of some Muslim clerics that some authorities of the Community Day Senior High Schools in the southern part of Ghana are intimidating their female Muslim students by preventing them from covering their hairs to Schools.
He said “further revelations indicate that some female Muslim students are asked to trim their hair by school authorities after they have pleat and covered it with vail as the teachings of the Prophet Muhammed (S.W.A) demands, a situation scholars in the Islamic religion have kicked against”.
Mallam Wahabu further indicated that those Community Day Senior High Schools are not Mission Schools, hence their ward’s legitimate right to cover their hair shouldn’t be intimidated by the Authorities, since Ghana is not sorely for Christians, advocating that Muslims should be respected in public Schools.
According to them the importation of artificial hairs and other irrelevant materials into the country are the parts of the hardship we are experiencing today.
The Muslim Scholars blame the current hardship in the country on the importation of artificial hairs among other irrelevant materials, cautioning that it is an insult to the Ghanaian people since artificial hairs are forbidden in islamic believe
They ceased the opportunity to ask if we have ever seen a white lady cutting off her hair after alleging that Ghanaians have been decieved to cut off the hair of the young girl so that we will patronize their hair when our children are of age demanding long hair.
Mallam Amidu Wahabu blamed the recent sex scandals in our Senior High Schools on indecent dressing of our female students after calling on the Ghana Education Service and the Government to quickly intervene for a lasting solution to their concerns as soon as possible.
Source; William Dei-Gyau ||