The President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Cabornu after a High Court directed for Achimota School to admit dreadlocked students has said Senior High School (SHS) students can now take to school any kind of hairstyle.
His comment comes after the court presided over by Justice Gifty Agyei Addo ruled that the fundamental human rights of Rastafarian students cannot be limited by their hairstyle that the school says goes against the GES code of conduct.
Speaking in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, the NAGRAT president said “this ruling is not limited to Achimota school alone, it is extended to all schools so if you’re a parent whatever hair you want your child to wear you are at liberty to let your child wear.”
He further advised members of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) who are teachers not to waste their time in attempting to ask why the child is wearing that kind of hair.
”And I will advise all our members to not waste their time in attempting to ask why the child is wearing that kind of hair. My understanding is that it is an open situation let us abide by it and enjoy the ramification,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, journalists have petitioned the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to sack the Achimota School Headmistress from office for rejecting a directive to admit the rasta students.