Headmistress of the school after back and forth meeting on Monday with the regional director of education and the GES made it clear that the school will not look down on its school rules and will only admit those two students if they take off their dreadlocks.
Over the weekend the GES directed the headmistress of Achimota School to admit the two Rastafarian students whose admissions were withdrawn.
The directive was made due to an online protest against the decision of the Achimota school authorities.
But the EIB’s Reporter Fritz Ameghashie reports that after the meeting on Monday, the Headmistress of the school stated emphatically that either the parents compromise on their religious beliefs and allow their children to take off the deadlocks or the two students will be refused admission to the school.
The decision by the school authority come after the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) on Monday resisted the directive from the Ghana Education Service for ordering the management of Achimota School.
NAGRAT President Eric Angel Carbonu said the decisions will lead to a chaotic school environment in the country and has asked the GES to redirect the management of Achimota School to ensure students abide by rules.
Mr Carbonu added “one does not understand why people want to turn our schools into deregulated institutions where people’s whims and caprices hold way. The school is not a fashion environment, the school is not an environment to exhibit one’s religious beliefs. The school is an environment for training and conformity is part of the training.”