The Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Mr Kofi Asare has described the High Court judgement for Achimota School to admit the two Rastafarian students it denied admission on March 19 as a victory for the Right to Education.
The Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court Monday ordered the Authorities of the Accra-based Achimota School to admit the two dreadlocked students it denied amid the nature of their hairstyle.
Announcing the verdict of the case, the court presided over by Justice Gifty Agyei Addo ruled that the fundamental human rights of the Rastafarian students cannot be limited by the rules in question.
The Education economist reacting to the news in a social media post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said “the order by the High Court for Achimota High School to admit the rasta students is a victory for the Right to Education.”
EduWatch Executive Director added that “no child shall be deprived by any other person of medical treatment, education or any other social or economic benefit by reason only of religious or other beliefs as stated byArt 28 (4), 1992 Constitution.”
Umaru Sanda Amadu, a journalist with the Accra-based Citi 93.7 FM, has also said the judgment has paved way for bigger discourse including the case which involves ‘Muslim’ students the Management of the Wesley Girls’ High School denied from fasting during Ramadan fasting.