Information reaching YEN.com.gh suggests that the administrators of the Holy Child High School are threatening that students will not take part in the upcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) paper in Elective Mathematics, if they fail to cut their hair.
It has been an age old policy for female students in Junior and Senior High Schools across Ghana to keep a low haircut when in school. However YEN.com.gh's informant said that the affected students are being rebellious because they feel they are just about to leave school and so the rules should not apply to them.
According to the source, the heads of the school have threatened to bring in an 'infantry of barbers' to cut the hair of affected students by force.
The student however argue that they are only required to cut their hair when they are going to school, which all of them complied with. However, they are final year students completing school very soon therefore seen no need to cut their hair now.
It has become a norm in Ghana for school authorities to wait until a week or two to final examinations to chase candidates around for payment of their school fees, or to cut their beard, nails and hair. Then, any candidate who doesn’t heed to these instructions is made to waste about thirty minutes outside the exams hall, before he/she is allowed to part-take in the examination.
So is there really a need for schools to force female students to cut their hair in today's world?