GES Rescinds Earlier Directive To Achimota School ; Press Statement Was A Fluke- Rastafari Council
The Ghana education service appears to have backtracked on an earlier decision to compel Management of Achimota School to accept 2 students with dreadlocks. That’s according to the Rastafari Council This follows the refusal of Achimota School to enrol the 2 Rastafarian students because of their dreadlocks.
The news comes barely 24 hours after the Old Students Association issued a statement accusing the GES of undermining the authority of the governing board and asking it to reverse the decision
According to Ras Wayo, following the GES directive on March 20, the Service called for a meeting with all the concerned parties being the parents of the students and the headmistress of Achimota Senior High School.
In an interview with the Pulse, Ras Tetteh Wayo revealed that during that meeting with the GES, the Service sided with the headmistress of Achimota and backtracked on their initial directive, stating that the purpose of the statement released by the Service was to quell the public outburst on the issue.
“It was the GES that called for the meeting for the 2 parties, i.e. the parents of the students and the Headmistress of Achimota School…and one of the GES’ deputy directors who chaired the meeting was clear that that was just to quell the media outburst and to bring a bit of calm environment in the country”.
He further stated that the GES “publication we all saw some few days was a façade, a fluke”. He says the letter was only to throw dust into the eyes of Ghanaians and for the GES to restore peace.