The Achimota school has for the past five days been in the news for rejecting some two students who had dreadlocks on.
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According to the headmistress of the Achimota School, per the rules of the institution, the two students who are confirmed Rastafarians had to either cut their hair or risk not being admitted.
One of the parents of the rejected students, Raswad Oheneba Menkrabea took to his Facebook page to register displeasure about the decision of the school to not admit his ward and that of another Rastafarian.
His action of calling out the school on social media caused a lot of public uproar as people debated for and against the school for rejecting the students.
On Friday, the Ghana Education Service (GES) ordered the Achimota School headmistress to immediately admit the two students to the school.
According to the GES, the 1992 constitution clearly states that no child should be denied education on basis of his religion or culture.
The Achimota School authorities, its old students, and the National Association of Graduate Teachers have rejected the directive of the GES.
The GES on the other hand has retracted its directive to the school to admit the two Rastafarian students.
Amidst the brouhaha, some photos of some students of the school wearing their own hair have emerged.
Some people have shared their thoughts and comments on some students of the school having their hair on.
Kingsley George Adjei-Agyeman said the parents of the two Rastafarian students should just dialogue with the school authorities.
The parents of the young lad should just dialogue or negotiate with the school authorities and just become a day student since that was an option back then and keep his hair....period
Bright Mensah says this is misplaced priorities.
This is one of the misplaced priorities our country is engulfed with. They are focusing on the symbol of the person but not the value of intelligence in the person that can translate into greatness. Hypocricy everywhere!
Moses Serge Nelson believes the discrimination in this nation is too much.
We’re all claiming Black Lives Matter meanwhile we’re our own devils in this Africa especially in Ghana. Too much hypocrisy and discrimination in this nation
Kofi Minkah Tawiah asked what a caucasian was doing in a Ghanaian school.
My question is what is the obroni doing in Ghana Secondary school... Don’t tell me she’s half-caste
In other news, 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.
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