A father identified as Raswad Menkrabea has taken to Facebook to express his displeasure after his son was denied entry simply because of his dreadlocks.
According to the disturbed father, his son was placed in the school by the Computer School Placement system after he performed excellently in the BECE.
Raswad stressed the fact that his son’s culture and hairstyle will cause no harm to the school which should not even be the basis asserted by the school.
Sharing his displeasure on Facebook, this is what he wrote;
Fellow Comrades and Friends,This morning, the school authorities of Achimota School claimed that their rules do not allow students with dreadlocks to be admitted.
The school authorities denied two brilliant dreadlock students from being admitted after having been posted there by the Computer School Placement System.
My son was one of the affected children and the other student was also refused on the same grounds. We have no option but to battle against this gross human right violation. As a child he has every right to his culture in so far as such culture do not breach the 1992 Constitution.
He equally deserves the right to access education within his culture just like other cultural believers. As a Rastafarian, I think that dreadlocks do no way cause any harm which should even be a basis to be asserted by the school authorities.
The fundamental questions to ask is what does our law say about right to one’s culture? Do you deny a child access to education based on his/her culture? Do public school rules override the supreme law of the land? Tomorrow I will be on TV3 to share some light. Will give update on time.
Thank you for the Solidarity.
Ras Aswad Nkrabeah
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