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Achimota School reverses its decision to stop admitting rasta boys

Achimota School reverses its decision to stop admitting rasta boys

Achimota School has reversed its decision to put the court order to admit the two Rastafarian boys on hold.

The school board, in a statement issued on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, stated that it is committed to appealing the High Court’s decision.

It stated that the decision was reached after discussions with two stakeholders about the next steps.

“Further to our statement issued on 1st June 2021 on the subject of two Rastafarian applicants, we have been in consultation with other relevant stakeholders to seek the best ways forward, taking all parties’ interests into account,” it said.

“While the Board remains committed to the appeal against the High Court ruling,” the statement continues, “it will withdraw the application for a stay of execution pending the determination of the appeal by a higher court.”




Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Education Minister, was outraged earlier today by the Governing Board of Achimota School’s decision to appeal the High Court order.

The Minister stated that it is not the board’s responsibility to make such a decision.

“I am very surprised,” Dr. Adutwum said on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana.
On Monday, May 31, 2021, the Accra High Court issued its decision regarding the denial of admission to Achimota School for two Rastafarian boys, Tyrone Marhguy and Oheneba Nkrabea, because they did not cut their dreadlocks.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Gifty Adjei Addo, disagreed with the Attorney General’s submissions and granted all of the reliefs sought separately by the embattled students except compensation in the case of Tyrone Marhguy.

According to Justice Addo, the Attorney General’s suggestion that the two were not students in the first place is absurd.

Also read: High Court orders Achimota School to admit Rasta student

As a result, Justice Gifty Adjei Addo ordered that the two Rastafarian students be admitted to Achimota School.

Following the court’s decision, Achimota School announced through its board that it would appeal the decision.

The school then attempted to obtain a stay of execution order in order to halt the order’s execution, but it has now announced that it has withdrawn that decision.

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