- The GES has made a U-turn on an earlier order to the Achimota School to admit two Rastafarian students
- It says the students and their parents should abide by the rules and regulations of the school
- One of the students, 16-year-old Nkrabea said the development has rendered him hopeless
Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, the 16-year-old Rastafarian denied admission into Achimota School says he is “depressed.”
Nkrabea was rejected by the management of Achimota School with one other student because of their dreadlocks.
They will only be admitted after cutting off their dreadlocks, the school said.
“I feel depressed and disappointed,” the 16-year-old told Blakk Rasta on Accra-based Zylofon FM. “I think they [his parents] must continue and go to court so that this matter will be solved,” he added.
The school rejected the directive by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to admit the Rastafarian student into the institution.
It said it will not compromise on its rules to make room for students with dreadlocks.
Meanwhile, the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) came out strong against the Rastafarian society in Ghana.
According to the president of the Association, Angel Carbonou, if the Rastafarians want their wards to keep their hair, then they should set up their schools.
He added that he does not know why the Rastafarians for a long time now do not have a school of their own.
"I don't even know why the Rastafarians don't have their schools, because they've been in this country [Ghana] for a very long time," Carbonou said during a press conference on Monday.
In other news on YEN.com.gh, a Ghanaian on Facebook by the name Komlan N'soukpoe has predicted that John Dramani Mahama will recapture the presidency for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2024 presidential elections.
The hierarchy of the NDC and its grassroots is under intense pressure to ensure that the former president leads the party into the 2024 elections.
“JM will lead Ghana again before I will die,” N'soukpoe stated in a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh. “He is not the old thief and corrupt man you are calling Nana,” he added.
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