- Hiplife grandpapa, Reggie Rockstone has cut ties with Achimota School over the raging admission impasse
- The school refused admission to two Rastafarian students
- One of the students says he is battling depression over the development
Reggie Rockstone and his wife, Zilla Limann, severed ties with Achimota School following the institution’s refusal to admit two Rastafarian students.
The Achimota School said the students will only be admitted after cutting off their dreadlocks.
The hiplife grandpapa and his wife, both alumni of the institution said they feel unwelcomed by the institution.
“Everything to do with Motown is on pause with me. Don’t call me for nothing; don’t call me for no year group. I like to go where I am welcome,” the hiplife legend stated.
“Motown is now no-town,” the wife added per a Starr News report.
One of the students rejected, Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, a 16-year-old Rastafarian, says he is “depressed” by the admission conundrum.
Meet the twin sisters of Achimota 'rasta' boy who have also landed in trouble in school over their dreadlocks
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 students 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.
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