The board of governors of Achimota Senior High School disagreed with the court’s decision yesterday on admitting Rastafarian students.
Yesterday, the Accra High Court ordered Achimota School to admit rasta students who had been denied admission due to their religion and locks unless they cut their locks, which they also vowed never to do.
The school’s board of governors has refused to accept the court’s ruling ordering them to accept the faith and religious beliefs of Rastafarians and admit them, and has asked their lawyers to appeal the case.
According to a communique from the Achimota School’s board of governors, their lawyers will appeal the case that was ruled in favor of the students because they disagree and would never admit them to the school.
The admission of Rastafarians to senior high schools has become a national issue, as some people do not understand why they are denied their right to an education because of their religion.
Some even question why international students are not required to cut their hair in our various secondary schools, whereas our own people are required to shave their hair whenever they enter a second-cycle institution.