The Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court has thrown out a request for Management of the Achimota High School to compensate rasta students it denied admission Friday, March 19, 2021, amid their long hair.
One of the dreadlocked student, Tyron Iras Marhguy, in his lawsuit had asked the High Court to demand compensation from the Motown for the inconvenience, embarrassment, waste of time, and violation of his fundamental human rights and freedoms.
But, a lawyer for Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, one of the students Achimota School denied admission speaking in an interview with Citi 93.7 FM monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said the court presided over by Justice Gifty Agyei Addo asked the School not to compensate the two students.
“The Court thought it wise that no, they are going to study in this institution for 3 years so that cordial relationship should exist and from day one there shouldn’t be any kind of friction,” the lawyer told Umaru Sanda Amadu.
The Accra High Court Monday ruled that the fundamental human rights of two Rastafarian students cannot be limited by the GES code of conduct and rules of Achimota School, hence the School admit the two students immediately.
The Rastafarian boys who are day students tomorrow are expected to visit the campus of Motown to complete the enrollment process to be admitted officially as first-year students of the Achimota School.