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"We Support School's Decision To Enforce Its Rule On Admission Of Rastafarians" - Achimota PTA Exec

The Executives of Achimota School's Parent and Teacher Association (PTA) says it unreservedly and unequivocally supports the school's decision to enforce its rules with respect to the admission of three students with dreadlocks hairstyle.

According to the PTA, the school's revised rules and regulations (August 2020), section H (General Appearance), item 3 states that "Students must keep their hair low, simple and natural.

In a communique signed by its Chairman, Dr. Andre Kwasi-Kumah, said "This age-old rule has prevented unnecessary attention and time-wasting with 'non-school hairdos. Any exceptions of this rule on religious grounds would open the floodgates for all types of hairstyles and breed indiscipline"

Quoting Article 14(1)(e) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, Mr. Kwasi-Kumah said "Every person shall be entitled to his personal liberty and no person shall be deprived of his personal liberty except in the following cases and in accordance with a procedure permitted by law"

The PTA Executive hinted that it, therefore, stand with the headmistress and welcomes into its fold, parents who are ready to abide by the rules and regulations of Achimota School.

Below is a copy of the release:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith


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