- Achimota School authorities have rejected the directive by the Ghana Education Service
- The Old Students Association of Achimota School have also raised concerns with the directive
- They claim the GES should have just left the issue to the school board
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The Achimota School authorities have rejected the directive by the Ghana Education Service to admit the two Rastafarian students into the institution
The Headmistress of the school after a crunch meeting on Monday, March, 22, 2021 with the regional director of education and the GES stated that the school will not compromise on its school rules to make room for the two students with dreadlocks.
The Old Students Association of Achimota School have also raised concerns with the directive issued to the school authority by the Ghana Education Service (GES).
According to them, even though the GES has the right to issue such directives, the matter involving the students with dreadlocks should be left at the hands of the governing board of the school to be dealt with.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) intervened on behalf of the two Rastafarian Students who were denied admission to the Achimota School.
The GES 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.
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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