The Executive Director of Education Think Tank, Africa Education Watch says the GES code of conduct which gives Head of Senior High Schools permission to deny dreadlocked students admission is unlawful.
Mr Kofi Asare comment comes after the Management of the Achimota School denied two prospective candidates who sat for the 2020 edition of BECE and were placed into the school admission because of their long hair.
Dreadlocks according to the Motown Management is strictly against the Ghana Education Service (GES) code of conduct, consequently their decision for refusing the two Rastafarians admission for this academic year.
But, Kofi Asare in a social media post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh has condemned the decision and actions of the Achimota-based school and the Ghana Education Service (GES) saying it is unconstitutional.
“I think the Ghana Education Service Code of Conduct is unconstitutional in preventing a child from enrolling in secondary school because of the nature of their Natural Hair,” the Director of Africa Education Watch stated.
According to him, the country education reforms cannot be complete without being sufficiently inclusive.