Ghana’s Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has described the nationwide debate on the two students the Accra-based Achimota School denied admission Friday amid their rasta hairstyle as a time-wasting.
The Headmistress of the Achimota School Friday, March 19, 2021, in line with the Ghana Education Service (GES) code of conduct refused two dreadlocked 2020 BECE graduate admission because of their long hair.
The Education Service however directed the Motown Headmistress to consider the students for admission but the directive was rejected on grounds that it violates the Achimota school rules and regulations.
Speaking in a short interview with TV3’s Parliamentary Correspondent, Komla Kluste, the Minister of Education, Dr Adutuwm said the rasta hairstyle matter that has turned into a national debate is a waste of time.
According to him, other countries are tirelessly training their students on how to land on planet Mars but for Ghana, we are wasting precious time on the discussion of the rasta hairstyle of two BECE graduates.
“When people are busy researching how to go to Mars, we are wasting precious time on hair discussion,” Adutwum reportedly told the reporter.