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Court to give judgment on Achimota-Rasta students’ case today

The Human Rights Division of the High Court will today, Monday, May 31, 2021, expected to give judgment in the case of two Rastafarian students who were denied admission into Achimota School based on their dreadlocks.

The incident triggered a public discourse on the need for a national guideline for senior high schools, and eventually ended up in the court after the two students filed their cases individually.

Dreadlock-wearing Nana Kwaku Nkrabea and Tyron Marhguy, were both denied admission into Achimota School though they had qualified and were duly placed there through the computerized school selection and placement system.

That, however was not enough for the school to simply admit them after it argued that it does not admit students wearing dreadlocks.

It is expected that today’s ruling will put the matter to rest and shape policy going forward.

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