3 SHSs deny admission to Abu Yahaya because he is an ex-convict.

By | April 18, 2021

Our attention has been drawn to the plight of master Abu Yayaya, a citizen of Ghana being denied admission to Awe, Fumbisi & Sandema SHS because he is an ex-convict. If ex-convicts do not have the right to education, why was Yahaya allowed to school and write BECE while in prison to even obtain Aggregate 16?

Which policy of the Ghana Education Service bars ex-convicts from enrolling and where would such a policy situate within the constitutional Right to Education?

Is the GES intervening in this, or following the Achimota Principle of Non-Interference, where it only becomes a spectator to SHS rules that takes us further from, than brings us closer to achieving SDG 4?

Dear GES leadership, please the Fumbisi, Awe and Sandema SHS Heads are urgently awaiting your directives on the matter, as is currently unclear what the impediment really is. We hope you act with dispatch since we are already one month into the academic year.

Last month, Achimota senior high school was on news for denying two rastafarian students admission due to their dreadlocks now it is the turn of Fumbisi senior high school denying ex convict admission, what is unclear here is the basic school Abu Yayaya completed is it not affiliated to GES or the right that allows one to attend basic schools in Ghana is not the same right that is practice in senior high schools in Ghana.

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