A lawyer with the Rastafari Council Ras Tetteh Wayo is accusing the Ghana Education Service (GES) of deceiving the public with their directive to Achimota School to admit two students with dreadlocks.
The Achimota-based high school last week rejected the admissions of two students who had dreadlocks on the grounds that it goes against the school’s rules and regulations.
The incident caused a stir on social media. Following the backlash the school received, the Ghana Education Service directed them to admit the students.
Following a crunch meeting with the aggrieved parents and all concerned parties, the school stood it grounds and rejected GES stance on the matter.
According to Ras Tetteh Wayo Esq, the letter from GES asking the school to admit the students was a charade. He revealed that the service sided with the school at the meeting.
“It was the GES that called for the meeting for the 2 parties, i.e. the parents of the students and the Headmistress of Achimota School…and one of the GES’ deputy directors who chaired the meeting was clear that that was just to quell the media outburst and to bring a bit of calm environment in the country,” the lawyer revealed.
“But the GES will still stand with the Headmistress of Achimota School’s position that they will only take on the young Ghanaians” if they cut of their dreadlocks.