The Parents Teacher Association (PTA) of Achimota School has backed authorities of the school over their refusal to admit three students with dreadlocks hairstyle.
In a statement, the school’s PTA said it “unreservedly and unequivocally supports the school’s decision to enforce its rules with respect to the admission of three students with dreadlocks hairstyle.”
“According to the school’s revised rules and regulations (August 2020), section H (General Appearance), 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,” it added.
However, the Mother of one of the Rastafarian students rejected by School, Maanaa Myers, in an interview on the Happy Morning Show [HMS] with Samuel Eshun disclosed how disrespectful the GES was to the parents when they had summoned them for an emergency meeting with representatives of the Achimota Senior High School.
The GES over the weekend instructed authorities of the Achimota School to admit two first-year students who reported to campus with dreadlocks.
It follows a 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.
She also revealed that her son has had to receive psychological help from the 37 military hospital after he was refused admission by the Achimota School.