Judgement day: Education ministry meets Rastafarians and Achimota School authorities for final decision

Judgement day: Education ministry meets Rastafarians and Achimota School authorities for final decision

- The Ministry of Education is to give its final verdict on the Rastafarian students and Achimota School saga

- The ministry would be meeting the two feuding factions later today

- The ministry called both factions to cease fire until Monday, March 29, 2021, for a resolution of the matter

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The Ministry of Education (MoE), today, March 29, 2021 is expected to meet with parents of the two Rastafarian students denied admission by the Achimota School.

Authorities of the Achimota School together with the two Rastafarian students will also be present at the meeting.

The ministry is expected to make a final decision on the case involving the two students and management of the Achimota School today, March 29.

According to a Citi News report, the Ministry called both factions to cease fire until Monday, March 29, 2021, for a resolution of the matter.

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Judgement day: Education ministry meets Rastafarians and Achimota school authorities
Judgement day: Education ministry meets Rastafarians and Achimota school authorities
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On Thursday, March 18, 2021, the Achimota School denied admission to two Rastafarian students, Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea and Tyrone Iras Marhguy for their refusal to cut their dreadlocks.

The refusal of the school authorities to admit the two students, caused the father of one of the Rastafarian students to take to social media to vent.

Raswad Menkrabea, the father of one of the boys who was not enthused about the school’s insistence in turning away the students threatened to drag the school to court.

His post caused a lot of public uproar as most people shared discerning views on the subject matter.

The Ghana Education Service earlier called on the headmistress of the Achimota School to admit the students with immediate effect.

The GES however, made a U-turn on the directive after the headmistress of the school vehemently refused to heed the directive.

The headmistress' refusal was backed by the Old Students Association and the Parents and Teachers Association of the Achimota School.

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A former director general at the GES, Charles Aheto-Tsegah said the headmistress of the school could lose her job for refusing to heed to the directive of the GES.

According to him, the school's laws does not sursede laws that have been enshrined in the 1992 constitution.

The president of the National Association of Graduate Teacher, Angel Carbonu said if the Rastafarians wanted their wards to keep their hair, they should build a school for their wards.

He added that the school had rules and thus, the rules must be followed to the latter.

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