An Activists for students with dreadlocks to be enrolled in school despite the nature of their natural hair has urged Ghanaians to stop describing dread kids as ‘bad guys’ just because of the Akufo-Addo Free Public SHS.
The Executive Director of Africa Education Watch (EduWatch) appeal comes after an Accra-based public SHS denied two students with dreadlocks admission even though they were placed into the school by the CSSPS.
He in a social media post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh quizzed that if a dread kid attending a private Junior High School or Senior High School is not a nuisance why would they suddenly become a nuisance in public SHS?
“Why would they suddenly become a nuisance in public SHS? Why are educated people suddenly linking dread Kids to all social negatives just because of public SHS?” Mr Kofi Asare stated on social media.
A father of one of the first-year students with dreadlocks has said the action of the Management of the Achimota School is a gross human right violation and that would fight for his son’s rights in the court of law.
”My son has every right to his culture in so far as such culture do not breach the 1992 Constitution,” Mr Ras Nkrabeah stated on social media.