The Governing Board of the Accra-based Achimota School following a Human Rights Court order to admit two Rastafarian students it denied admission amid their dreadlocks has said it will appeal against the ruling.
The Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court Monday directed the Management of the Achimota High School and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to consider the two dreadlocked students for admission.
The court presided over by Justice Gifty Agyei Addo ruled that the fundamental human rights of two rasta students cannot be limited by the rules of the school and the GES code of conduct which prevents students with long hair to be admitted into a Senior High School.
But, the Board of the Achimota School in a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh said they disagree with the ruling of the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court and that they will make an appeal.
“The School Board disagrees with the ruling of the Court, the Board has therefore directed its lawyers to appeal against the Human Rights Court order,” Authorities of Motown stated in the release.
Meanwhile, journalists have called for the removal of the Achimota School Headmistress for rejecting an earlier directive from the Ghana Education Service (GES) to admit the two dreadlocked students.