It is a rite of passage for every Ghanaian child who pursues formal education. When you complete your basic education, you are required to write BECE that will determine the senior high school you will attend.
It is very competitive and students who choose first-class schools must make sure they make very good grades. Once you do that, then it’s up to the computerised system to post you to your school of choice, of course, considering the grades of the other students who also chose the same programme and the same school as you did.
Once you get in, it’s all joy and happiness and a bright outlook for your future. However, the joy and happiness part quickly went missing in the story of Tyrone Marhguy and Oheneba Nkrabea. Despite making the grades and getting posted to Achimota School, they were denied admission just because they had dreadlocks and refused to cut them off.
They took the school to court and on May 31, Human Rights High Court delivered a ruling that ordered the school to admit the students.
Justice Gifty Agyei Addo held that the Attorney-General failed to provide a legal justification as to why the rights of the two students to education should be limited on the basis of their dreadlocks.
At the time the judgment came through, Achimota School and the Attorney-General both said they would appeal the ruling and now they have.
The students are now being dragged back to court after Achimota School and the AG filed their appeal at the Appeals Court.
Ghanaians, who were hoping Achimota and the AG would have moved on by now were not really enthused about the decision to go to court again.
He hasn’t left Achimota though.
We are not laughing…lol
Priorities… priorities… priorities…
They did win…smh
Tyrone has also debunked claims that he has left Achimota School for Ghana International School.
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