I’ve observed the issue involving the Rastafarian students, Tyron Iras Marhguy and Oheneba Nkrabea who were denied admission the Achimota School because of their dreadlocks in March.
I’m glad that the Accra High Court Ruling was in favor of the Rastafarian students. Indeed, the status quo has been challenged. I applaud the teenager’s parents for not letting the issue die a premature death. They fought a good fight. This will enrich the jurisprudence of our country!
This judgment is good and progressive. Now, the governing board, and the headmistress of Achimota School have seen their level in the context of proper application of human rights law. I am happy these two Rastafarian students have won against the School which still wants to remain in the stone age. These boys have effectively become our Rosa Parks and this judgment opens the gate for a bigger discourse that must be had.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh has stated that despite the ala…