Achimota School and AG appeal Court ruling on Rastafarian case

Achimota School and AG appeal Court ruling on Rastafarian case

The fracas between the Rastafarian students and Achimota School over admission into the school seems far from over as the school and Attorney General have reignited the legal tussle heading back to the High Court to contest the ruling.

Initially, the Achimota School, Board of Governors the Ghana Education Service and Attorney General were all dragged to court for not admitting the students in the school to continue their studies.

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Their refusal to admit them was because the boys, Tyrone Iras Marghuy and Kwaku Nkrabea refused to cut their dreadlocks which according to the school was against their rules.

A ruling by the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Gifty Agyei Addo on May 31, indicated that the fundamental human rights of the two students cannot be limited by the rules of the school.

According to the judge, Achimota School and its proponents, including GES and the Attorney General were not able to justify the reason why these students should not be admitted.

Her position was largely premised on the fundamental human right under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, especially the boys’ right to education and their right to express their religious freedom.

By: Stella Annan | Twitter @activetvgh

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