After the news went viral that Achimota School had refused admission to two Rastafarian students who refused to shave their locks, the Ghana Education Service quickly came out and said the students must be admitted since their objection to cutting their hair is on religious grounds.
However, the headmistress of Achimota refused the directive and said she won’t admit the students until they trim their locks.
It was also reported later that GES, in a meeting with Achimota and the parents of the Rasta students, rescinded their directive and stood with the headmistress and Achimota instead.
However, we are now being told the rescission has been rescinded and the GES directive still stands.
Ghana’s education minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum made the declaration during an interview with Daniel Dadzie on Joy News’ “On The Record”.
“I don’t think GES rescinded anything,” he said.
“But what I will tell you is that the Chief Director of the Education Ministry together with the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, the parents and the headmistress has been in meetings.
“They’ve been meeting. Thursday, the was a long meeting here. We will find a solution to the crisis and thereafter GES will issue a directive to all headmasters and headmistresses as to what to do in such a situation,” Education Minister Dr Adutwum stated.