Reverse Your Directives – NAGRAT tell GES

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has asked the Ghana Education Service (GES) to immediately reverse its directive of asking authorities at Achimota School to admit a Rastafarian student.

After the issue of the rejection of two Rastafarian students at Achimota School pop up, the Director General of GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa directed the school’s authorities to admit the two students.

“So you cannot say that you will not admit someone on the basis of the person’s religious beliefs and so we have asked the head to allow the children to be in school,” he said in an interview with Daily Graphic.

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But at a news conference in Accra, The President of NAGRAT Angel Carbonu said at a news Conference in Accra that if GES fails to reverse the directive they made to the school, his members will join their colleagues in the school to take a series of actions.

“We have no option than to solidarise with our teachers in Achimota [School] and in any other school,” he said.

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Mr Carbonu was surprise why the Ghana Education Service did not allow the parents of those two students to go to court as they threatened before coming out with their directive.

“Any court case that will rise from this matter, NAGRAT will attach itself as an interested party in that court case because it will not serve our interest to limit this to rasta.

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He further state that even though the school have admitted the two student, it has made its rules and regulations known to them and they should abide by it or not proceed with the admission.


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