Stop the 'colo' mentality and give dreadlocked students education - Reggie Rockstone

Stop the 'colo' mentality and give dreadlocked students education - Reggie Rockstone

- Reggie Rockstone has vehemently opposed the rule denying two dreadlocked students admission into Achimota School

- The renowned hiplife pioneer aimed a jab at his alma mater, describing the decision informed by the school's policy as primitive

- Rockstone urged authorities at the Achimota School to consider amending the discriminatory rules about appearance

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Hiplife music pioneer, Reggie Rockstone, known in real life as Reginald Yaw Asante Ossei, has aimed a jab at Achimota School for refusing two dreadlocked students admission.

The renowned Ghanaian rapper vehemently opposed the ''colonial rule'' that permits his alma matter to disallow the two male students' entry into the reputable school because of their natural hair.

Speaking in an interview with Abeiku Santana on Okay FM's flagship programme, Ekwanso Dwoodwoo, Reggie Rockstone, posited that the authorities at the Achimota School must amend the discriminatory rules.

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Stop the colo mentality and give the dreadlocked students education - Reggie Rockstone
Stop the colo mentality and give dreadlocked students education - Reggie Rockstone to Achimota School. Image: peacefmonline
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''I think the rules need to be amended. Times have changed ... there's no proof of interference between a person's hairstyle and learning,'' he said.

The father of three insisted that the rules by Achimota School are colonial and as Africans, rules that discriminate against its people should not be upheld.

The incident about the two dreadlocked students who were denied admittance into Achimota School gained media attention when Ras Aswad Nkrabeah, a father of a teenager with dreadlocks disclosed that his son had been denied admission into Achimota School.

Ras Aswad Nkrabeah and his son Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea granted interviews indicating that they were taking steps to challenge the action of Achimota School.

Tyrone Marhguy was the other student who was also denied admission into the Achimota School because of his dreadlocks.

In other news, previously reported Dr Rose-Mary Owusuaa Mensah Gyening is the first woman to graduate with a PhD from the Department of Computer Science in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

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The Ghanaian woman and mother admit her journey to obtaining a doctorate in a science field was not easy especially because she had to combine her studies with raising her kids.

Announcing her academic feat in a post on her Facebook page, Gyening disclosed that despite the challenges, she was determined to make her mark.

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