2 Students With Dreadlocks Denied Admission At Achimota

Authorities of Achimota School have denied two first-year students with dreadlocks admission.

The boys who have been posted to the school by the Computer School Placement System have therefore been turned away.

Father to one of the students, Ras Aswad Nkrabeah who shared his experience on Facebook says his son has been refused admission on the grounds that GES rules do not permit the admission of students with dreadlocks.

Ras Aswad Nkrabeah who says he feels his son’s rights have been violated by the school has threatened to seek redress in court.

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Fellow Comrades and Friends,

This morning, the school authorities of Achimota School claimed that their rules do not allow students with dreadlocks to be admitted. The school authorities denied two brilliant dreadlock students from being admitted after having been posted there by the Computer School Placement System. My son was one of the affected children and the other student was also refused on the same grounds. We have no option but to battle against this gross human right violation.

As a child, he has every right to his culture in so far as such culture does not breach the 1992 Constitution. He equally deserves the right to access education within his culture just like other cultural believers. As a Rastafarian, I think that dreadlocks do no way cause any harm which should even be a basis to be asserted by the school authorities.

The fundamental questions to ask is what does our law say about right to one’s culture? Do you deny a child access to education based on his/her culture? Do public school rules override the supreme law of the land?

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