Tyrone Marhguy: Teen who was refused admission to Achimota School for his dreadlocks speaks
- A teenager who was denied admittance into the Achimota School, Tyrone Iras Marhguy, has given an account of the incident
- Marhguy disclosed that a mistress at Achimota School prevented him from submitting items the school authorities asked first-year students to buy
- He added that the mistress said the school would not admit him because of his dreadlocks
- Tyrone's father, Tereo Kwame Marhguy, also disclosed that the Assistant Headmaster at Achimota School reiterated the school's policy, which is against his son's natural hair
- The father-son duo spoke to Citi TV
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Tyrone Iras Marhguy, one of the students who was refused admission into the Achimota School because of his dreadlocks has given a detailed account of the incident.
According to the teenager, when he arrived at the Achimota School a mistress prevented him from submitting the items the school authorities asked first-year students to buy and submit.
In an interview with Citi TV, Marhguy disclosed that the mistress was blunt about her bias against his hairstyle as she told him she does not want to have anything to do with him because of his natural hair.
''When I got there, I was directed to a chapel where the people wait, the place they present the items they were asked to buy. When I got there with my stuff, one of the mistresses who was packing the items presented into the cars told me she wants nothing to do with me because of my dreadlocks, so I should pack my stuff and sit away from the other items presented,'' Marhguy recalled.
He added that the mistress said the school will not accept him because of his dreadlocks.
Marhguy who gained admission to his dream school through the Computer School Placement System to study General Science expressed surprise that the prestigious school focused on his appearance instead of his academic prowess.
Tyrone's father, Tereo Kwame Marhguy who is taking steps to challenge the action of the school in court disclosed that the Assistant Headmaster at the Achimota School affirmed that his son's hairstyle is against the school's policy on the length of hair students are permitted to grow.
Watch the interview below.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that a father of one of the other affected students with dreadlocks, Ras Aswad Nkrabeah, also claimed his son has been refused admission into Achimota School (Motown) because of his natural hair.
He disclosed in a post on his Facebook page that his son and one other child were denied admission into the prestigious public school by authorities of the school.
''Comrades and friends, this morning, the school authorities of Achimota School claimed that their rules do not allow students with dreadlocks to be admitted.''
In other news, Bernard Gorni, a patient who was saved by the brave action of a nurse at the Ho Municipal Hospital, has honoured the medical practitioner with a citation.
According to Gorni, Gloria Atiayao, a nurse at the Ho Municipal Hospital, refused to administer a drug through injection as directed by the physician assistant (PA) at the medical facility who attended to him and prescribed a drug called Benzylpenicillin.
Gorni in a post which has been shared on multiple platforms disclosed that the incident occurred on Thursday, February 25, 2021.
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