Admit Rastafarian student, Oheneba Nkrabea – High Court orders Achimota School
The Human Rights Court 1 Division of the High Court in Accra, on Monday, May 31, 2021, ordered Achimota School to admit Oheneba Nkrabea, the dreadlock-wearing Rastafarian student into the school.
The Court had first ordered Achimota School to admit Tyrone Marhguy, another dreadlock-wearing Rastafarian student before delivering its judgment on Oheneba Nkrabea.
In the last two months, both students were refused admission into the school due to their hairstyle which they attributed to their Rastafarian culture.
The school’s only consideration to allow the duo entry was for them to cut their dreadlocks which they [students] did not budge although the students were placed into the school under the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).
No amount of criticisms by Ghanaians, civil society organizations and human right activists against Achimota School compelled it to back down its decision.
It defended its position saying, allowing deadlocked was against the school’s rules and regulations.