Social media users following the Achimota-based Senior High School decision to deny two brilliant dreadlocked students admission has registered disagreement with the school Management and the GES.
The disagreement comes after the school Authorities Friday, refused two first-year students with long hair (rasta) admission into the school after they were placed by the computerized school selection & placement system.
According to Motown Management, they rejected the 2020 BECE graduates placement enrollment form because it goes against the Ghana Education Service (GES) code of conduct to admit students with dreadlocks.
However, some Ghanaians on social media reacting to the action of the Achimota School has said the decision was too harsh and inconsiderate.
The Executive Director of EduWatch for instance in a social media post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh said the GES Code of Conduct preventing a child with dread from enrolling in secondary school is unconstitutional.
A Facebook user identified as Owoahene Acheampong Richard commenting on the issue also said “Simply because you don’t like locks doesn’t mean it’s bad, most of you talking wag have foreign wigs on your head yet you like it” he furthered quizzd that “Who said all people with dreadlock smoke?”
Others who are not in agreement with the majority condemning the Achimota School Authorities and the Management of th Ghana Education Service have also said “they should go and establish their own school”
“No one said dreadlock is bad but you can’t attend public SHS in Ghana with dreadlocks. That’s what the rules and conducts say. Simple go home and cut it,” Oteng Frank commented replying to EducationWeb’s social media post.
Ras Aswad Nkrabeah, a father of one of the two dreadlocked students has described the actions of the school as gross human right violation.
The Rastafarian is of the view that dreadlocks do no way cause any harm which should even be a basis to be asserted by the school authorities.