Two of the top Catholic schools in the African country of Ghana are making headlines after expelling a total of 53 gay students for allegedly spreading homosexuality.
Nineteen students at Opoku Ware Secondary High School in Ashanti Ghana were dismissed for “practicing homosexuality” in school. Four of the pupils expelled were freshmen; the rest were sophomores and seniors, Radio XYZ reported on April 15.
Radio XYZ writes that students “had managed to form a society on campus and regularly meet to discuss how to convince more students to practice the act.”
Just days before, on April 12, over 34 girls had been dismissed from the Wesley Girls Senior High School in Kumasi for engaging in “lesbianism.”
The Ghana Herald, which reported the story, took an anti-gay stand on the issue:
“A month long investigations carried out by The Herald have established a worrying revelation that at the time religious groups and civil societies are waging a relentless war against same sex sexual intercourse, the students of the school established by the Methodist Church, have been indulging in the bestial and detestable act of lesbianism,” the paper writes.
Mac-Darling Cobbinah, director for the Center for Popular Education and Human Rights, Ghana told the Gay Star News that outing students in such way could be dangerous, and expelling them will be disastrous for their future.
“I think that the expelling is bad and even evil,” Cobbinah said. “Students are sent to school to be sensitized and educated.” Sergio N. Candido