Education Minister, Yaw Osei Adutwum has disclosed consultations are still ongoing between the GES and parents of the Rastafarian students but the directive for Motown not to admit the students has not been revoked.
Dr Yaw Adutwum speaking on News Desk on JoyNews Channel monitored by Educationweb.com.gh expressed confidence a solution will be found to the matter involving the Achimota School after the end of the meeting.
“I dont think GES rescinded the directive but what i will tell you is GES, Headmistress of Achimota School and parents of the dreadlocked students have been in meetings,” the Minister of Education told Daniel Dadzie.
According to him, Ghana’s Education Service (GES) after the meeting will issue a directive to all Heads of Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the country on how to manage cases of students with dreads in the future.
The Bosomtwe Member of Parliament noted the Accra-based Achimota School has trained more leaders in the country than any school adding “their history will not be defined as exclusion, we will protect their brand.”
“So that is why I am calling on all Ghanaians and those interested in the Motown issue to calm down, It will be resolved for teachers, students and the Headmistress to go about their work,” Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum assured.
The Headmistress of Achimota Senior High School (Motown) Friday, March 19, 2021, denied two 2020 dreadlocked BECE graduates admission because of their long hair, something she said goes against the GES code of conduct.
GES few hours after the Headmistress decision issued a directive for the two Rastafarian students to be admitted but the Achimota School rejected the directive saying “they will not be admitted till they take of the dreads”