The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urge various educational institutions in the country not to turn the schools into ideological and religious battle grounds.
That he said was because the schools, traditionally, plays is significant role in the formation and development of the Ghanaian young child adding it was a place where long life friendships, characters and among others were forged.
He said despite religious differences, the school had always fine a balanced environment within which young people had thrive in all aspect of life and urged them to continue to do so despite changes time which had caused the schools to evolve.
“Throughout the years, the schools have by and large managed to find a reasonable balanced atmosphere to enable our young people to flourish and this has served as well. The schools have evolved and adapted their practices to suit the times and I would urge that we do not turn them into places of fight ideological and religious battles”, he said.
“The boarding schools in the country have traditionally served as the training grounds in learning about each other, about tolerance and losing the fear of the unknown. That is where young Ghanaians learn to each other’s food, that is where they learn the song and dance of the different part of the country, that is where they learn about each other’s religions and that is where long life friendship are forged,” he said.
The President, made the call while speaking at an Eid-Fitr celebration, an Islamic feast of breaking the fast in Accra on Thursday May 13 monitored by GhanaPlus.com
The religious holiday is celebrated by Muslims worldwide to marks the end of a month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.