Rasta student denied admission by Achimota School sues: wants to be admitted and compensated

Rasta student denied admission by Achimota School sues: wants to be admitted and compensated

- One of the dreadlocked students, Tyron Iras Marhguy, has filed a suit against Achimota School for denying him admission over his dreadlocks

- The Applicant filed the suit at the Human Rights Division of the High Court

- The application is asking the court to order Achimota School to immediately admit and compensate Tyrone Iras Marhguy

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Tyron Iras Marhguy, one of the Rastafarian students who was denied admittance by Achimota School has filed a suit at the High Court (Human Rights Division) to challenge the school's decision.

The teenager insists that the decision by the esteemed school to deny him admission based on his natural hair is against his fundamental human rights.

In the suit filed against Achimota School, the applicant is asking the court to ''declare that the failure and or refusal of the First Respondent (Achimota School Board of Governors) to admit or enrol the Applicant based on his Rastafarian religious inclination, beliefs and culture characterised by his keeping of rasta is a violation of his fundamental human rights and freedoms guaranteed under the 1992 Constitution''.

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Rasta student denied admission by Achimota School sues: wants to be admitted and compensated
Rasta student denied admission by Achimota School sues: wants to be admitted and compensated. Image: crabbimedia
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Marhguy was refused admittance into the Achimota School because he insists on keeping his dreadlocks, which is against the Achimota School policy on the length of hair students are allowed to grow.

Powerful personalities at the Achimota School, the Old Students Association of the school and the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) have insisted that the teenager must trim his hair to conform to the rules of the school.

The suit, however, argues that the denial of admission is a ''violation of his (Tyrone Iras Marhguy's) right to dignity''.

The Applicant also posits that the decision by Achimota School is not just discriminatory but also unlawful as there is no lawful basis for [Achimota School] to interfere with Marhguy's right to education based on his rasta.

The application is asking the High Court to order [Achimota School] to immediately admit or enrol Tyrone Iras Marhguy to continue with his education unhindered.

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The applicant is also seeking compensation for the ''inconvenience, embarrassment, waste of time, and violation of his fundamental human rights and freedoms''.

In other news, YEN.com.gh previously reported 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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