Rasta student sues Achimota school

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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.

Ras Aswad Nkrabeah, a parent of one of the students who was  refused admission at Achimota Senior High School accused the school of infringing on the rights of the students.

The infuriated parent, who took to Facebook to express his displeasure, described the act as  a gross human rights violation.

He said the school authorities denied two brilliant dreadlock students from being admitted, although his son and the other student were placed in the school.

This was after Achimota Senior High School had rescinded its decision to admit two students in dreadlocks following a crunch meeting.

In a latest development, Tyron Iras Marhguy, has filed a suit at the Human Rights division of the High Court.

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.

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