Achimota School Saga: Parents of dreadlocked student finally sue Achimota school

Parents of first-year student who was denied admission to Achimota school as a result of his hairstyle have finally taken legal action against the prestigious institution.

According to Citi News, the first-year student, Tyrone Iras Marhguy claimed in the suit that his rights are being violated by the actions of the school authorities.

 

The family demands a declaration that denying the student, Tyrone Iras Marhguy, admission because he keeps dreadlocks is “a violation of his right to education guaranteed under Articles 25(1)(b), 28(4) of the 1992 Constitution.”

They also argued that the denial of admission is a “violation of his [Tyrone Iras Marhguy’s] right to dignity”.

“…There is no lawful basis for [Achimota School] to interfere with the applicant’s right to education based on his rasta through which he manifests or expresses his constitutionally guaranteed right to religion and to practice and manifest same,” the family argued in the lawsuit.

They want “an order directed at [Achimota School] to immediately admit or enroll the applicant to continue with his education unhindered.”

Also, they want compensation for the “inconvenience, embarrassment, waste of time, and violation of his fundamental human rights and freedoms”.

The brouhaha between Achimota School and the parents of Rastafarian kids has been making headlines for the past few days after the school denied them admission for keeping their dreadlocks on. According to the authorities, it is against the school rules and regulations.