A US-based Law Professor, Kwaku Asare, popularly known as Kwaku Azar has condemned the Achimota School for rejecting the GES directive to admit the two dreadlocked first-year students it denied admission Friday.
Kwaku Azar comment comes after the Management of the Accra-based Achimota School Monday, March 22, 2021, announced the two Rastafarians will not be admitted into the school if their dread will not be cut down.
But, the lawyer registering disagreement with the Accra-based public school in social media post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh said public Senior High Schools (SHS) in the country have always tolerated religious rights.
According to Azar, he attended catholic schools and they allowed students of other faith to practice their religion. “This accommodation was not only right but it was an important lesson on tolerance to us,” he stated.
Commenting on the religious rights, he said Achimota School some time ago allowed Major Boakye Gyan to practice his ancestral worshipping religion
“Quite apart from religious tolerance, our schools have also accommodated students’ health needs. Kwabotwe allowed Tsatsu Tsikata to smoke asthmatic cigarettes,” Professor, Kwaku Asare stated in his post.
Mr Kwaku Azar is of the view that the Achimota School Management should admit and allow the two brilliant Rastafarian first-year students to wear their dreads as it will not interfere with any educational objective.