- GES has finally intervened on behalf of the two Rastafarian Students who were denied admission to the Achimota School
-The GES has directed the headmistress of Achimota School to with immediate effect, admit the two first year students with dreadlocks
- The GES clearly stated that both Tyrone and Nhyiraba have the right to be in Achimota school as stated in the 1992 constitution.
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The Ghana Education Service (GES), has finally intervened on behalf of the two Rastafarian Students who were denied admission to the Achimota School.
The GES has directed the headmistress of the Achimota School in Accra to with immediate effect, admit the two first year students with dreadlocks for them to begin the academic year with their colleagues.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic, the Director General of the GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwa said his outfit has issued a directive to the school to admit the students since the constitution approves of it.
He added that if their dreadlocks are evidence of being Rastafarian and that all that they need to do is pack the hair neatly and look presentable.
On Thursday, March 18, father of one of the Rasta students, Raswad Menkrabea took to his Facebook page to announce how the Achimota School authorities had denied admission to his son, Nhyiraba Menkrabea and another child, Tyrone Iras Marhguy.
According to him, the school authorities turned away the two boys with the request to either cut off their dreadlocks or not getting admission at all.
For one who earlier had dreadlocks, the former Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, called out authorities at Achimota Senior High School (SHS)for refusing to admit both Tyron and Nhiraba.
According to him, the constitution clearly states that No child shall be deprived by any other person of medical treatment, education, or any other social oe economic benefit by reason only of his religion or other beliefs.
He added that the Achimota school authorities had clearly breached articles 21(1)(c), 25(1), 26(1), 28(3) and 28(4), of the 1992 constitution.
Ras Mubarak added that the school might have its on set of rules and regulations but the country's rules and laws are above that of the school's.
Meanwhile, Tyrone Iras Marhguy, one of the students who was refused admission to Achimota School because of his dreadlocks has given a detailed account of the incident.
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.
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