The Father of one of the dreadlocks students who were denied admission at the Achimota senior high school said despite the intervention of the Ghana education services to allow those students to attend school they still hold the idea of going to court to make it legal that all Rastafarian students from all part of the country can have the opportunity to attend public schools in Ghana.
The father of Tyrone Iras Marhguy, Mr.Raswad Nkrabea said they are still waiting for a formal notice from the Ghana education services or the Achimota senior high school because they don’t want a situation whereby today it will Achimota tomorrow it will be somewhere else, he said they want it to cut across all public schools in the country
“We haven’t gotten an official response from the school or from the GES, so it is very important that we stay very resolute and alert in terms of what is happening,” he told Citi News.
He added that their lawyer is standing by to carry on with the case because the matter is still on the table.
“Our lawyer is standing by to do what is necessary as we told the school we were going to do a class-action lawsuit and that is still on the table if they decide they are going to be adamant and restrict the liberty of these students.”
Although Ghana education services directed Achimota senior high school to accept the students the two Rastafarian students’ parents want it to legalize that all Rastafarian should be allowed to attend public schools.
“We do not want the situation where it will just apply to just one school like the Achimota School then you find this thing happening in Kumasi next year or somewhere else. We want to make sure the legal processes are followed up properly,” he said