- The state attorney has revealed that the Achimota School cannot be dragged in court by the Rastafarians who were denied admission into the school
- According to her, schools under the Ghana Education Service (GES) cannot be sued
- She made this revelation in court
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The attorney General has revealed that the Achimota School cannot be dragged in court by the Rastafarians who were denied admission into the school.
According to the State Attorneys on the case, schools under the Ghana Education Service (GES) cannot be sued.
During the last sitting, the Human Rights Division of the High Court presided over by Justice Gifty Agyei Addo dismissed an interlocutory injunction from the applicant, Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea.
The court however ordered the parties to file their responses to the substantive matter within seven days instead of 21 days to expedite action on the matter.
All respondents, including the Attorney General, Ghana Education Service, and the Ministry of Education filed their responses on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, but the court said it was only served a copy today, April 22, 2021.
However, the Board of Achimota School who is the first respondent in the matter has not filed any reply.
In an attempt to explain why the Board of Achimota School has filed no response, Stella Badu, Chief State Attorney said “Achimota School cannot be sued, and it includes all schools under GES cannot be sued because we represent them.”
But, the Court said, it is only working with the order for the parties to file their responses and per the seven days order, it elapsed today and the Board of Achimota School still has up to close of day to file.
Meanwhile, Tyrone Iras Marhguy, one of the students who was refused admission into the Achimota School because of his dreadlocks gave a detailed account of the incident.
According to the teenager, when he arrived at the Achimota School, a mistress prevented him from submitting the items the school authorities asked first-year students to buy and submit.
In an interview with Citi TV, Marhguy disclosed that the mistress was blunt about her bias against his hairstyle as she told him she does not want to have anything to do with him because of his natural hair.
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