The authorities of the Achimota senior high school last week Thursday asked two students with dreadlocks to go back home and shave their hair as it is against the code of conduct of Ghana education services to accept Rastafarian students in the school.
This generated a lot of public outcry and uproar on social media including some personalities who have taken to their Facebook page to describe the decision of the Achimota senior high school unconstitutional to denied some students admission because they are Rastafarians.
Due to this uproar of the public on social media, the management of the Ghana education services (GES) directed the authorities of the Achimota senior high school to accept those Rastafarian students.
The outcome of a meeting today between the authorities of the Achimota senior high school, the parents of the two Rastafarian students, and some officials from the Ghana education services (GES). An official of the Ghana education services who spoke with the citinews on anonymity said the Ghana education services directed authorities of the Achimota senior high school to admit the two students but the authorities of Achimota senior high school insisted that they will not change their decision unless the two Rastafarian students shave their hair.
The father of one of the students said he’s going to seek legal action on the matter to see what the court has to say on that issue.
“The assistant director was saying that he didn’t understand why there was this big social media issue and why the media is making a brouhaha over this and that he felt that the thing has been blown out of proportion.”
“He spoke about the rules from the GES, and she spoke about the rules of the school, and eventually they said we should cut the child’s locks and I said that is totally impossible. He went on to ask the principal headmistress if she will make a compromise with the parents, and she said no.”
“I told them that, I will go to court because there is no law in this land if the school’s rules are above the constitution so let us see what the court has to say [on this],” he explained.