Mr Kofi Asare says the GES directive for the Achimota School Headmistress not to admit the two rasta students was to avoid strike action and not non-interference in the administration of discipline in SHS as GES claim.
Ghana’s Education Service earlier directed for Motown to accept the dreadlocked students but the Achimota School Headmistress at a meeting with staff of GES and parents of the rasta students rejected the directive.
The Headmistress at the Monday meeting indicated her outfit will only consider the Rastafarian students for admission on conditions that they take off their dreads, a decision the Ghana Education Service agreed.
According to sources at the Education Service, the Management of GES agreed to the Achimota School Headmistress terms and conditions in other not to interfere in the administration of discipline in Senior High Schools.
But, the Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Mr Kofi Asare in a social media post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh has said that was not the reason GES betrayed the students it Friday directed the school to admit.
According to him, the Management of the Education Service backtracked its directive for the Rastafarian students to be admitted amid the threats issued by the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT).
He explained that “the new Akufo-Addo led administration would not like to entertain a strike action of over 60,000 SHS teachers which could lead to derailing the already volatile novel coronavirus academic calendar”
Meanwhile, teachers in the country have threatened to embark on a strike if the Achimota School Headmistress is sacked from her post for rejecting a directive she said will compromise Motown rules and regulations.