- The parents of the two Rastafarian students who were denied admission to the Achimota School want the school to welcome them with an official letter
- According to them, this should be done before their wards are brought back to school
- They also expect a high profile delegation of school authorities to welcome them and render an unqualified apology when they get to the school
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The parents of the two Rastafarian students who were denied admission to the Achimota School in Accra because of their dreadlocks have called on the school to send a letter to them.
According to one of the parents, Raswad Nkrabea, he said the open rejection of both Tyrone Iras Marghuy and Nhiraba Nkrabea is demoralising.
He added that since they were rejected and turned away from the school despite having legal documents, it is just right for the school to write a letter to welcome the students back.
Raswad said they expect a high-profile delegation of school authorities to welcome them and an unqualified apology rendered.
On Thursday, March 18, 2021, the Achimota School in Accra rejected both Tyrone and Nhyiraba because they wore dreadlocks to the school.
Upon intervention by the Ghana Education Service, the Achimota School ordered that the two Rastafarian students should be admitted into the school.
The GES indicated that per the constitution, no child is to be denied admission on grounds of his or her culture and religion.
Raswad Nkrabea also stated that they would sue the Achimota School if there is any form of victimisation against their wards.
Despite the intervention of the GES, the parents of the students with dreadlocks who were denied admission into the Achimota School have vowed to seek legal redress to forestall future occurrences.
Meanwhile, 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.
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