The President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Carbonu, has expressed disappointment at the Ghana Education Service (GES) for allowing two dreadlocked students to be admitted into the Achimota Senior High School.
He said the educational authorities got it completely wrong on this score as the students were not denied admission in the school but were asked to cut their hair.
Mr. Carbonu said the exception granted the dreadlocked students will set a bad precedent that will create chaotic situations in the school for the teachers to manage.
“I disagree with it. I am surprised and very disappointed that the Ghana Education Service bent the rules for these Rastafarians. When the Ghana Education Service begins to make these exceptions, they create chaotic situations in the school for we the teachers to manage. If you stretch the frontiers of this, you will have problems so they didn’t have to limit it to only Rastafarians,” he said.
Authorities of the Achimota School had on Thursday (March 18) turned home the dreadlocked students, asking their parents to cut off their hair or find another school for them.
The news since caught national attention.
But after public outrage, GES says it has directed the School to admit the two first-year students in spite of their dreadlocks.
But President of NAGRAT, Angel Carbonu insisted that the educational authorities got it completely wrong on this score.
“I disagree with it. I am very disappointed in the management of the GES and I disagree with the directive to the school. The students were in the first place not denied admission. What the school authorities just said as a student of the school you can’t have this hair so cut it”, he noted.