According to a lawyer for the rasta first-year students denied admission on March 19, GES at a meeting on, Monday said its directive for the Achimota School to admit the dreadlocked students was to calm public outcry.
The lawyer, Ras George Tetteh Wayo disclosed this speaking on Citi FM’s Eye Witness News monitored Educationweb.com.gh with host Umaru Sanda
According to him, a representative for the Ghana Education Service (GES) at the meeting said the earlier statement from his outfit for the school to admit the two Rastafarian students was to calm the general public.
George indicated it was after the comment of the Ghana Education Service official that the Headmistress of Motown stated the Achimota School will not admit the Rastafarian students till they take off the dreadlocks.
“So the Achimota Headmistress put her position across that she stands by the school policy that the rasta students can only come in if they have taken off their dreadlocks,” Ras told the host of Eye Witness News, Umaru Sanda.
Prof Kwasi-Opoku Amankwa, the Director-General of the Education Service last week in an interview with the Daily Graphic announced his outfit has directed the Achimota School to accept the rasta first-year students
But, the Headmistress of the school after the Monday meeting said despite the GES directive her outfit will not admit the rasta first-year students till the dreads are taken off in compliance with the GES code of conduct.