It is not in the place of the Achimota School board to appeal the court ruling - Education minister

It is not in the place of the Achimota School board to appeal the court ruling - Education minister

- The Minister of Education has expressed outrage over the position the Governing Board of the Achimota School has taken in the Rastafarian case

- Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum said it is not in the place of the board to take such a decision on behalf of the school

- His comments come after the Achimota school board directed their lawyers to appeal the ruling of the High court to admit the two Rastafarian students

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The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has expressed outrage over the position the Governing Board of the Achimota School has taken in the Rastafarian case.

According to the education minister, it is not in the place of the board to take such a decision on behalf of the school authorities.

“I am very surprised, the Board cannot take that unilateral position to go back to court”, Dr. Adutwum said.

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It is not in the place of the Achimota School board to appeal the court ruling - Education minister
It is not in the place of the Achimota School board to appeal the court ruling - Education minister
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In a report filed by CitiNews, the minister expressed dissatisfaction with the board’s action.

”Boards of High Schools are constituted by the Minister. Instructions for the running of the schools are provided by the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service,” he said.

His comments come after the Achimota school board directed their lawyers to appeal the ruling of the High court to admit the two Rastafarian students.

The High court ruled that the Achimota School with immediate effect should admit the two students who they earlier refused to admit because of the hair they kept.

Adutwum stated that the Ministry and management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) will soon come out on the way forward.

In other news, a concerned teacher on Wednesday slammed the order to Achimota to admit two Rastafarian students who were rejected because of their hairstyle.

Commenting on the development, the teacher who spoke to YEN.com.gh on the condition of anonymity described the ruling as a “bad precedent”.

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