Authorities of the Wesley Girls Senior High School in the Central Region are vehemently denying reports that 22 girls in the school were nabbed for engaging in occult practices.
The school, a missionary institution of course, have come out to debunk such practices, which would unequivocally give the school a ‘bad name’ in the eyes of parents and guardians.
The public relations officer of the Ghana Education Service, Rev Jonathan Bettey, has revealed that students were not engaging in occultism, but were rather reading a book, ‘The Ministry of Angels and How to activate them’ that had materials that were bad for them.
“There is no occultic group functioning in the school. The said book was in circulation in the school according to the headmistress. When she was notified, she rallied round all the students in the school and emptied their luggage and gathered all the books,” he said.
Going even further, a statement from the school board described the reports of occultism as false.
“We write to place it on record that the school authorities and the Board are disappointed at the extent of falsehood in the publications as the school authorities are unaware who these 22 girls mentioned in the story are, when and where the alleged induction ceremony was held for some girls in the school initiating them into the occultly sect and who their supposed leader in the school is.” The statement, signed by the board chairman, the Most Reverend Titus Awotwe Pratt read.
“Be assured that being a school built on the solid pillars of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, with strong Methodist tenets, the watchful eye of the school authorities and the Board will ensure that at all times the traditional discipline, hard work and moral uprightness that have contributed in no small measure in producing some of the illustrious female leaders in our dear country Ghana and beyond, will not be compromised.” It concluded.