According to a report by the Daily Graphic, the Ghana Education Service has directed heads of Achimota School to admit Rastafarian students.
The authorities of the school are said to have denied admission to two students who were posted there under the Computer School Placement System (CSSPS) because the rules of the school did not allow students with dreadlocks to be admitted.
Social media was yesterday awash with arguments for and against the decision of the school authorities when the father of one of the students took to Facebook to protest the school’s decision.
But, later in the evening, the GES said in a directive had been issued to the school to admit the students.
“We have asked her[headmistress] to admit the students. The student is a Rastafarian and if there is evidence to show that he is Rastafarian, all that he needs to do is to tie the hair neatly”, the Director-General of the GES, Professor Opoku-Amankwa, told the Daily Graphic.
“…you cannot say that you will not admit someone on the basis of the person’s religious beliefs and so we have asked the head to allow the children to be in the school”, he added.