GES Directs Achimota School To Admit Two Students With Dreadlocks

Achimota School. Photo credit: Achimota School/Twitter

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has instructed authorities of the Achimota School to admit the two first-year students who reported on campus with dreadlocks.

This follows massive debate on social media after reports that the school had refused to admit the children although they gained admission.

According to JoyNews, school authorities had claimed it is against the rules of the school for students to have dreadlocks.

But a parent whose son was among those denied admission described the situation as unfair.

The boys who were denied admission into Achimota

Taking to Facebook to share the story, Raswad Menkrabea explained that his son got posted to Achimota School through the Computerised School Placement System.

He said his son, Oheneba Nkrabeah, and another boy, Irah Marhguy were, however, denied access to education because of their culture and belief.

Reacting to the development, the Director-General of GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa said authorities of Achimota School cannot refuse to admit the two students.

“You cannot say that you will not admit someone on the basis of the person’s religious belief and so we have asked the head to allow the children to be in school,” he explained.

source: JoyNews

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