Ghana’s Education Service (GES) has directed the Accra-based Achimota School Management to admit the two first-year students with dreadlocks it denied admission Friday, March 19, 2021, because of their long hair.
This comes after the Executive Director of Education Think Tank, Africa Education Watch condemned the actions of the Achimota-based public Senior High School and called on the GES to review its code of conduct.
According to the Achimota School Management, it base on the Ghana Education Service code of conduct refused the Rastafarians admission.
But, the Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Saturday, March 20, 2021, in a communique sighted by Educationweb.com.gh has directed Achimota School to immediately admit the 2 first-year students.
“We have directed the Headmistress of the school to admit the students. The student is a Rastafarian and if there is evidence to show that he is all that he needs to do is tie the hair neatly,” GES Director-General, Prof Opoku stated.
The viral dreadlocked students are expected to be given admission on Monday, March 22, 2021, to commence academic activities.