Internal Actors and Approaches to Interreligious conflicts in some selected Senior High Schools in the Upper West Region of Ghana

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Internal Actors and Approaches to Interreligious conflicts in some selected Senior High Schools in the Upper West Region of Ghana

 

Abstract  

In Ghana, there is a plethora of information on the role of the Police, Committees of Inquiries, and the Court in the resolution of conflicts in general. However, there is little scholarly works on the active role played by the various internal actors in the resolution of interreligious conflicts in the country’s Senior High Schools (SHSs) which is critical for any policy intervention. Against this background, 86 respondents comprising 71 students and 15 officials from three SHSs in the Upper West Region of Ghana, together with six key informants were purposely selected in an exploratory case study design.  The objective of the study was to examine the various internal actors and their approaches to interreligious conflicts in the selected schools. Primary data were gathered through interview. The study revealed that active resolution of interreligious conflicts in the selected SHSs revolves around four internal actors namely; Student Executives, Body of Patrons, School Management/Administrative Body and Board of Governors. The study further revealed that, education, dialogue, rationing of food, provision of space and time for worship, and rotation of prayers are the main tools used in addressing interreligious conflicts in the selected schools.

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