Enrolling Rastafarians would facilitate indiscipline – Achimota School PTA

The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the Achimota School has thrown its support behind the management of the school over its decision not to admit two students with dreadlocks.

The School’s PTA supports came after the Headmistress who has the backing of the old student association rejected a directive from the GES to enroll students with dreadlock.

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Even though GES has now made a u-turn and affirms its support for the stance adopted by the school’s management, the PTA in a statement insists that the school has the right to set rules to regulate school behavior.

“The Achimota School PTA executives unreservedly and unequivocally support the school’s decision to enforce its rules with the respect to the admission of three students with dreadlocks hairstyle.

“According to the schools revised rules and regulations August 2020 Section H, Item 3 states students must keep their hair low, simple and natural. Students’ hair should not go through any chemical process. The scalp must not show.

“This age-old rule has prevented unnecessary attention and time-wasting with nonschool hurdles. Any exceptions to this rule on religious grounds will open the floodgates for all types of hairstyles and breed indiscipline”.

It added: “Furthermore, we believe Article 14 (1E) of the 1992 constitution of Ghana which states that 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 the procedure permitted by law i.e For the purpose of the education or welfare of the person who has not attained the age of 18 years gives the shool the right to set such rules in furtherance of the education.

“We, therefore, stand with the headmistress and welcome into our fold parents who are ready to abide by the rules and regulations sof Achimota School”.

The statement was signed by the PTA chairman Dr. Andre Kwesi Kumah.