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Rastafarian Saga: AG, Achimota School File Appeal; Wants Court To Force Rasta Students To Comply With School Rules



The Attorney General and Achimota School have appealed the High Court’s decision that forced them to admit two make students wearing dreadlocks.


Tyrone Marhguy and Oheneba Nkrabea were refused admission because of their dreadlocks; with Achimota school insisting they cut them off before they could be admitted.

However, parents of the boys appealed the Accra High Court which later directed that Achimota Senior High School admit the Rastafarian students.

According to the court, the school’s refusal to admit Tyrone Marhguy and Oheneba Nkrabea is an infringement on their fundamental human rights and and right to education.


The presiding judge, Justice Gifty Adjei Addo granted all seven reliefs sought by the applicants except for the award of cost.

But in its appeal, Achimota School and the Attorney-General’s office said the court among others erred by indicating that the rules and regulations of Achimota School with regard to ensuring uniformity in appearance is unlawful and interferes with the manifestation of one’s religious rights.

The school is, thus, praying the Appeals Court to set the entire judgment that orders it to admit the student aside.

The school also want the court to force the students to comply with the school rules and regulation if they want to continue schooling at the institution.

The Attorney-General also want the court to grant Achimota school’s request.


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