Sue GES For Forcing Achimota To Admit Dreadlocks Students- NAGRAT
The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has urged ghanaians to sue the Ghana Education Service (GES) for allowing two dreadlocked students to be admitted into Achimota School.
According to NAGRAT, the exception granted to the dreadlocked students will set a bad precedent.
The President of NAGRAT made this known after news surfaced on the internet that authorities of Achimota School refused to admit two male students who had dreadlocks.
“I disagree with it. I am surprised and very disappointed that the Ghana Education Service bent the rules for these Rastafarians. When the Ghana Education Service begins to make these exceptions, they create chaotic situations in the school for we the teachers to manage. If you stretch the frontiers of this, you will have problems so they didn’t have to limit it to only Rastafarians,” he said.
Adding that “I disagree with it. I am very disappointed in the management of the GES and I disagree with the directive to the school. The students were in the first place not denied admission. What the school authorities just said as a student of the school you can’t have this hair so cut it.”
The GES recently ordered the school to admit the two first-year students in spite of their dreadlocks.
Child Rights International amongst other organizations has also asked the school to admit the two students despite having dreadlocks.