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Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, a Rastafarian would-be first-year Achimota Student who has been denied confirmation on account of his dreadlocks says he feels “discouraged and baffled”.
Addressing Blakk Rasta on Zylofon FM on Monday 22 March and checked by 4pmgh, Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, 16, said: “I feel discouraged and disillusioned. I think they [his parents] should proceed and go to court with the goal that this matter will be addressed.”
The student who has been offered General Arts showed that he, at a point, pushed on his folks to shave his dreadlocks to enlist at Achimota, his best option school, yet his folks didn’t notice his request.
At the point when the host inquired as to why he needed his dreadlocks to be shaved off, Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea clarified, “At a point, I lost expectation. I truly needed to go to Achimota on the grounds that I considered Achimota to be a decent school… “
Specialists of the Achimota School in Accra had on Thursday turned home the dreadlocked understudies, requesting that the guardians remove their hair or discover another school for them.
The news has since grabbed public eye.
In any case, after open shock, the Ghana Education Service (GES) on Saturday trained the specialists of Achimota School to concede the two first-year understudies who investigated grounds with dreadlocks.
Educator Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, Director-General of GES, told the Daily Graphic: “We have asked her [headmistress] to concede the understudies. The understudy is a Rastafarian and if there is proof to show that he is Rastafarian, that he should simply to tie the hair conveniently.”
Yet, the GES on Monday, 22 March, backtracked on their previous order.
Following the GES order on March 20, the Service required a gathering with every one of the concerned gatherings and changed its position, this time, favoring the headmistress of Achimota.
Ras Tetteh Wayo, a legal counselor and individual from the Rastafari Council, revealed to Joy News: “It was the GES that required the gathering for the two gatherings, [that is], the guardians of the understudies and the Headmistress of Achimota School… and one of the GES’ appointee chiefs who led the gathering was certain that that was simply to subdue the media upheaval and to get a touch of quiet climate the country. However, the GES will in any case remain with the Headmistress of Achimota School’s position… …”
Ras Tetteh Wayo further expressed that the GES “distribution we as a whole saw about couple of days [ago] was a façade, an accident”.
“It was simply to trick the residents of this nation to accept that the GES will reestablish harmony. Thus, Ghana ought to know about how the matter has now unfurled and at this gathering, GES upheld the situation of Achimota headmistress.”