The Management of the Achimota School also known as Motown has been petitioned to consider the first-year rasta boys it recently admitted on a court order as gold track students in the first semester of the ending academic year.
Mr Kofi Asare who made the appeal in a social media post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said the Achimota School adding the dreadlocked students to the green track will negatively affect their academic performance.
According to him, such a move will be the dread students’ utmost disadvantage as they would experience only 7 days of tuition out of the 12 weeks for Semester 1.
“As you may be aware, Form 1 Track Green has already spent 11 out of the 12 week semester and will vacate/end their semester in about a weeks time (16th June),” the education policy analyst stated in the post.
The Executive Director of Africa Education Watch suggested that Motown adding the Rastafarian students to the gold track will help them catch up with a half-lost semester and experience 6 weeks of the first Semester.
“Track Gold on the other hand has done only 6 weeks and shall resume on 18th June for another 6 weeks of tuition. Kindly add them to Track Gold so they can catch up with a half-lost semester and experience 6 weeks of Semester 1,” he begged.
He further commended the Authorities of Achimota School and the Ghana Education Service (GES) for finally admitting the two boys after an Accra High Court ruled for them to be given admission despite the nature of their hairstyle.
“Kudos for admitting my Rasta boys in good faith. I am aware one of them, Iras, sat in the end of semester exam last Friday, suggesting he is on Track Green, the Form 1 batch currently in school,” the Education economist said