Rastafarian student finally admitted into Achimota school


One of the two Rastafarian students who has been admitted into the Achimota school after the court ruled that Achimota school must admit Rastafarians students.

Oheneba, one of the two Rastafarian students was admitted this morning. The mother of Oheneba, Madam Meyers told JoyNews that when they got to the school they were welcomed warmly with cheers from the students and some officials of the school.

“I was initially disturbed when the situation with the security people happened. I was asking myself if I did the right thing. Should I have listened to friends and family when they were saying that we should go to another school? But then when the Day Student Prefect came in, I just got so relieved. Also you could see that Oheneba’s demeanor had changed the moment the lady approached us because she is also a student. So for her to be that warm, he felt welcome,” Madam Meyers said.

Achimota School has decided to stop to file a stay of execution against the ruling.

After the two Rastafarian Students were deprived of admission into the school, they sent the Achimota School board, the Minister of Education, Ghana Education Service, and the Attorney General to court. Justice Gifty Agyei Addo, who is from the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court presided over the case. She ruled that fundamental human right side should be first.



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