Aggrey Memorial admits Rasta student

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Aggrey Memorial Senior High School in Cape Coast has admitted a student in dreadlocks.

Father of the student, Kwadwo Asiedu, who could not hide his happiness expressed his profound gratitude to the school.

He called on Achimota School to emulate Aggrey Memorial’s example by admitting the two Rastafarians who have been rejected.

“My heartfelt appreciation and respect to the HeadMistress of Aggrey Memorial Senior High School,Cape Coast,also to the Senior House Mistress,Senior House Master and the staff and management of the school for granting my Rasta Son admission into the school.

“Marcus is most grateful to be given the opportunity to compete academically with the other students. We call on the Head mistress of Achimota schoo to stop the discrimination,segregation,racism and the hate policy against Rasta. We thank all those who have been with us during this trying moments.” Kwadwo Aseidu posted on Facebook.

In a related development, Tyron Iras Marhguy, one of the students who was allegedly refused admission in Achimota Senior High School over his dreadlocks, has filed a suit against the school.

The 25-page application is calling on the court to “declare that the failure and or refusal of the 1st Respondent (Achimota School Board of Governors) to admit or enroll the Applicant on the basis of his Rastafarian religious inclination, beliefs and culture characterized by his keeping of Rasta is a violation of his fundamental human rights and freedoms guaranteed under the 1992 constitution particularly Articles 12(1), 23, 21(1)(b)(c)”.

The suit is also seeking an order directed at Achimota School to immediately admit or enrol the applicant to continue with his education unhindered as well as a compensation for the inconvenience, embarrassment, waste of time, and violation of his fundamental human rights and freedoms.

Ghana | | Vivian Adu Boatemaa