- A former Director-General of the GES has added his voice to the on going Achimota School saga
- Charles Aheto-Tsegah said the headmistress could be sacked for disregarding the GES' directive
- He added that every institution needs to act in line with the ethics of the service
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A former Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Charles Aheto-Tsegah has added his voice to the on going Achimota School saga.
According to Aheto-Tsegah, the headmistress of the Achimota School could be sacked for disregarding the directive of the GES.
He holds the view that the school rules does not explicitly state that it has a tradition not to admit Rastafarians.
“This specific order is not in the schools regulations. Achimota School is not a private school it is a public school. The Ghana education service admits children into schools and not the specific school," he said.
He added that the GES has the right to sack the head of any institution when they decide to do something that is not in line with the national ethics.
"The school belongs to the state, the state is represented by the Ghana Education Service and that is it. So that talks about the GES cannot tell us anything who told them the GES cannot,” he said.
The Achimota school has for the past five days been in the news for rejecting some two students who had dreadlocks on.
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.
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.
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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