‘Admit Dreadlocked Students’ – Ghana Education Service Directs Achimota School

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There appears to be some great news for the two dreadlocked students who have allegedly been barred from attending their dream school, Achimota School because of the dreads they have.

After widespread reports about the failure of the school to give them admission, The Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed the Achimota Senior High School to admit the two first-year students with their dreadlocks.

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According to a report sighted on citinewsroom.com, an official at the GES who pleaded anonymity told Citi News the school had been directed to admit the students , following concerns from sections of the public.

However, the father of Tyron, one of the boys who was denied admission, Raswad Nkrabea told Citi News although he is yet to receive official communication from the school, he is happy with the directive from the GES.

“No I haven’t gotten any message from anybody yet but what I think about it is that it is indeed a step in the right direction that they have advised themselves to do the right thing and have come forward to accept that aspect of it. I do hope that the school will follow through with the process,” he said.

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In the reports sighted by zionfelix.net, Mr. Nkrabea also added that he wants the decision to accept dreadlocked students in public Senior High Schools (SHS) to be extended to all schools.

“We do not want the situation where it will just apply to just one school like the Achimota School then you find this thing happening in Kumasi next year or somewhere else. We want to make sure the legal processes are followed up properly,” he added.

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