The Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court has ordered Achimota School to admit the two Rastafarian students.
Some months ago, Achimota School refused to admit two students with dreadlocks Tyron Iras Marhguy and Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea due to their refusal to cut their dreadlocks.
The two students were posted to Achimota School by the Computerised School Placement System but the school authorities claimed it is against the rules of the school to admit students with dreadlocks.
Speaking after the judgement, Tyrone Marhguy, said the judgement was part of a great story.
“The first time I walked to the gate of Achimota, the first thing I did was to check the time [I arrived] because I knew one day I will be telling a story with it. I had no idea I will be telling one great story in the courtroom about how I was discriminated and how I am back.”
Marhguy Iras Tyrone lamented the treatment meted out to him and his other colleague. He said he wishes Achimota School would focus on his brain rather than his hair. He gave a detailed report about all that happened.
According to the teenager, when he arrived at the Achimota School, a mistress prevented him from submitting the items the school authorities asked first-year students to buy and submit.
Marhguy disclosed that the mistress was blunt about her bias against his hairstyle as she told him she does not want to have anything to do with him because of his natural hair.
Another Rastafarian student, Selassie Yankey, who was admitted at Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School, in the Ashanti Region also said that he would have quit school if the only choice to continue his education was to trim his hair.
Yankee was interviewed on Akoma FM after he was reportedly asked by the school authorities to cut his hair before getting admitted.