Education Minister Prof Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang has given a clear indication that she will not tolerate any acts of religious coercion in the educational institutions.
Speaking on Joy FM's Super Morning Show Monday, the Minister said the school is a place to build tolerance as well as respect for diversity and any attempt to subvert such values will be dealt with severely.
Her comments follow reports that some students in the second cycle institutions, especially Moslems, are forced by heads of institutions, mostly Christian ones, to attend church services, against their will and their religion.
Only recently, Moslem ladies were also asked to remove their hijabs before they would be allowed to take passport pictures for their examinations.
The Muslim community perceives these orders as an affront to their religion.