Achimota Alumni Kicks Against GES Directive To Admit Students With Dreadlocks

Achimota School. Photo credit: Achimota School/Twitter

The Old Achimotan Association (OAA), the association for former students of Achimota Senior High School has kicked against the Ghana Education Service (GES) giving express directive to the school to admit two students who were initially refused admission because of their dreadlocks.

According to the school’s authorities, it was against the rules of the school.

When the issue went viral last Friday, the GES issued a directive asking the school to admit the students.

Now, the President of OAA, Ernest Aryeetey has written a letter to his fellow old students, commonly referred to as ‘Akora’ in which he condemned the GES directive saying that the directive was “the clearest example of significant breach in the formal arrangement for school governance and regulation.”

He did admit that GES often has the practice of issuing directives to schools, however, he believed that in this situation, GES should have allowed the school to deal with the issue on its own.

“We are concerned about the action taken by the Director-General and have therefore requested that he rescinds the directive and allows the Governing Board to handle the matter,” he said.

His argument is that the GES directive undermines the authority of the Governing Board of the school.

The letter from OAA President to his fellow Akora.

There is no telling if the GES will back down considering the fact that NAGRAT has also come out in support of Achimota Senior High School.


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