The Accra High Court is expected to today Monday 31st, May 2021 pass judgment on the case of the two Rastafarian JHS boys who were denied admission to Achimota Senior High School.
The Human Rights Division of the court is set to put the matter to rest today as it triggered a public discourse on Human Rights violation and injustice.
Dreadlock-wearing Nana Kwaku Nkrabea and Tyron Marhguy, were both denied admission into Achimota for refusing to cut their dreadlocks as directed by the school. They were duly placed in Achimota SHS through the computerized school selection and placement system. However, the two students subsequently sued the school for denying them admission.
In the suites Lawyers of the students want the court to declare that denying, Tyrone Iras Marhguy, admission because he keeps dreadlocks is “a violation of his right to education guaranteed under Articles 25(1)(b), 28(4) of the 1992 Constitution and a violation of his right to dignity”.
They are also seeking “an order directed at [Achimota School] to immediately admit or enroll the applicant to continue with his education unhindered and a compensation for the “inconvenience, embarrassment, waste of time, and violation of his fundamental human rights and freedoms”.
Filed By: Agaatorne Douglas Asaah/Awakenewsroom.com