“We disagree with court’s ruling on the Rastafarian students; we will appeal” – Achimota School

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Achimota School acting through its Board of Governors have said the disagreed strongly with the Human Rights Court ruling allowing two Rastafarian students, Tyrone Marhguy and Oheneba Nkrabea to be admitted.

According to a statement released by the school, it will appeal the court’s decision since they disagree with the entire ruling.

“The court ruled that the religious rights of the two applicants had been violated by the School Management as they sought to enforce the time-tested and well-known rules of the School. The Court further directed the School to admit the two applicants. The school Board disagrees with the ruling of the Court” excerpts of the statement said.

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An Accra High Court on Monday, May 31, 2021 delivered its ruling regarding the denial of two Rastafarian boys; Tyrone Marhguy and Oheneba Nkrabea admission to Achimota School because they failed to cut their dreadlocks.

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Justice Gifty Adjei Addo, the Presiding Judge, disagreed with the submissions of the Attorney General and granted all the reliefs separately sought by the embattled students except the relief of compensation in the case of Tyrone Marhguy.

According to Justice Addo, it is preposterous for the Attorney General to have even suggested that the two were not students in the first place.

Justice Gifty Adjei Addo consequently directed Achimota School to admit the two Rastafarian students.

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