Achimota School: Rastafarian Student Admitted

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Oheneba Nkrabea’s father has praised the Achimota School for the warm welcome it accorded his son on Thursday after he was admitted.

“It went well. I was here five minutes past 6am. I went to the administrative section and there was loud applause from the students showing their appreciation and we were asked to go through the process.”

Oheneba Nkrabea, one of the Rastafarian students who was initially denied admission to Achimota School, has been admitted.

Nkrabea reported to school on Thursday (3 June 2021) after winning a court case against the school which initially denied him admission over his dreadlocks.

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Nkrabea and Tyrone Marhguy sued the school for infringing on their fundamental human rights.

The court in granting the application held that the refusal of Achimota School to admit Master Marhguy on grounds that he was wearing dreadlocks amounted to a breach of his fundamental human rights and his right to education.

Speaking in an interview with AsaaseRadio.com on Thursday 3 June, Raswad Nkrabea, father of Oheneba, said authorities of the school were pleasant in welcoming them.

“It went well. I was here five minutes past 6am. I went to the administrative section and there was loud applause from the students showing their appreciation and we were asked to go through the process,” he said.

It was wonderful
Nkrabea added: “He is in school. So far it’s been wonderful. It’s been fine, there was a teacher who came out the first time, he was a pleasant teacher and he was the same one that came out to welcome us and welcome Oheneba.”

Nkrabea used the opportunity to advise the Rastafarian community and other minority groups to stand for their rights and believe in the courts to address their grievances.

“This should be an example to the Rastafarian community in general and the general community on a wider scale that when there is any issue you don’t keep quiet on the issue, you must speak out, and address it and allow the courts and constitutions, use those means rather than fighting.”

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