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President of the Achimota Old Students Association, Ernest Aryeetey has written to the Ghana Education Service over its directive to compel Management of the school to admit two first-year students who reported to campus with dreadlocks.

The GES over the weekend instructed authorities of the Achimota School to admit the students who reported on campus with dreadlocks.

It follows massive debate on social media after reports that the school had refused to admit the children although they gained admission.

Reports suggest the school authorities had claimed it is against the rules of the school for students to have dreadlocks. Responding to the issue, President of the OAA, Ernest Aryeetey said the directive of the Ghana Education Service to the School to admit the two dreadlock students who were initially rejected over their hairstyle undermines the authority of the school’s governing board. According to him, “this is the clearest example of significant breach in the formal arrangements for school governance and regulation,” said Mr. Aryeetey. See below the full statement