Tyrone Marghuy: GES Orders Achimota School to Admit Rastafarian Students

Tyrone Marghuy: GES Orders Achimota School to Admit Rastafarian Students

- The Ghana Education Service (GES) has reordered the Achimota School to admit the two Rastafarian students denied admission

- The Director-General of the service said the students must be admitted on condition that they keep their hair neat and tidy

- This matter has been going back and forth following Achimota School’s refusal to admit the students and the GES changing its earlier stance

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has made another U-turn on its earlier order to the Achimota School not to admit the two Rastafarian students denied admission to the school because of their dreadlocks.

It has directed the school to admit the students with their rasta hair as against its earlier directive that the school should not admit them.

Earlier, when the issue gained ground on social media, the GES publicly announced that the students’ religious rights should be respected and admitted.

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Tyrone Marghuy: GEC Orders Achimota School to Admit Rastafarian Students
A collage of the Rasta students and Achimota School building. Photo credit: UGC
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But it appeared it was a ploy to ease the tension that the issue was creating among Ghanaians, according to a GES officer who spoke in an interview with Joy FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh.

The Director-General of GES, Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, according to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanacelebrities.com, said the GES’ first order to Achimota to admit the students still stands and has not been changed.

He said the students should be admitted on the condition that they keep their hair neat and tidy at all times.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier published the raw scores and other certificates of Tyrone Marghuy, one of the students in the middle of this whole controversy.

From the record, Marghuy's best six subjects were the four core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Socia Studies which he scored ones in as well as ICT and BDT.

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The form also shows Marghuy had six ones (6 ones) in the BECE. His raw scores in the four core subjects was 339 out of a possible 400.

Apart from Achimota School, Marghuy selected St John's Grammar, Holy Trinity Senior School, Forces Senior High/Technical School, and Odorgonno SHS as his four other choices.

Marghuy's admission letter, acceptance letter, and personal record for he filled are also part of the documents.

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