Rastafarian Students wins Case against Achimota School

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The Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court has ordered the Headmistress of Achimota Senior High School to admit the Rastafarian students, who were denied admission because of their admission.

The Students includes Tyron Iras Marhguy and Oheneba Nkrabea, who were earlier ordered to cut of their Dreadlocks or find a different school for themselves.

In a ruling Monday afternoon, the Human Rights Court One, presided over by Justice Gifty Adjei Addo, held that failure to admit the two students because of their dreadlocks, which is a manifestation of their religious right is a violation of their human rights, right to education and dignity.

It’s not too clearly what was said before the judgement when the court clerk instructed journalists to leave the courtroom with the exception of only parties to the case but The court, in separate judgments ordered Achimota School to admit the students to continue their education.

Considering the Aggressive way this issue has been responded to by the Headmistress and other high position holders in the Ghana Education Service, it will be interesting to see whether the school will abode by the court ruling and admit the students or they will strictly adhere to their rules and regulations which they claim does not include admitting students with dreadlocks.

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