The Achimota School PTA executive unreservedly and unequivocally supports
the school’s decision to enforce its rules concerning the admission of three
students with dreadlocks hairstyle.
According to the school’s revised rules and regulations (August 2020), section H
(General Appearance), item 3 states “Students must keep their hair low, simple
and natural. (Students’ hair should not go through any chemical process).
The scalp must not show
This age-old rule has prevented unnecessary attention and time-wasting with
non-school hairdos. Any exceptions to this rule on religious grounds would open
the floodgates for all types of hairstyles and breed indiscipline.
Furthermore, we believe Article 14(1Me) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana which
Every person shall be entitled to his liberty and no person shall be
deprived of his liberty except in the following cases and accordance
with a procedure permitted by law-
(e) for the education or welfare of a person who has not attained
the age of eighteen years ‘gives the school the right to set such rules in
furtherance of education.
We, therefore, stand with the headmistress and welcome into our fold. parents
who are ready to abide by the rules and regulations of Achimota school
Dr. Andre Kwasi-Kumah