Rastafarian Council threaten to sue GES over refusal of their wards into Mfantsiman

Rastafarian Council threaten to sue GES over refusal of their wards into Mfantsiman

The Ghana Education Service and the Mfantsiman Girls' High School may find themselves in hot soup soon as the Rastafarians Council of Ghana has threatened to sue them over claims that their wards are refused admission because of their dreadlocks.

These claims followed some reports that the authorities in some mission schools in the Central and Greater Accra Regions refused to admit wards with dreadlocks.

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However, the Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Education Service, Rev Jonathan Betty said in an interview with 3FM that, the dreadlocks hairstyle violates the code of conduct of the service in public schools.

The GES on behalf of the Education ministry sent an official letter to parents of these wards which stated reasons why their request for having their children go to school with dreadlocks were refused. However, according to the Communications director for the Rastafarians Council, the rule is a violation of the children's fundamental rights.

Ras Wayo, the Lawyer for the council has stated that their suit will be effected on Friday, November 18.

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