‘I’m exceptionally astounded; Achimota School can’t choose to advance decision on rasta students – Education Minister

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Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, is offended over what he terms as the ‘one-sided position’ by the Governing Board of Achimota School to offer the High Court administering requesting the foundation to select the two Rastafarian understudies who were denied induction into the school.

The Minister says it isn’t in the spot of the board to take such a choice.

“I’m exceptionally shocked, the Board can’t take that one-sided position to return to court”, Dr. Adutwum said.

He was talking on Metro TV’s late night show, Good Evening Ghana.

The Minister communicated disappointment with the Board’s activity saying, ” Boards of High Schools are established by the Minister. Guidelines for the running of the schools are given by the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service”

Dr. Yaw Adutwum likewise expressed that the Ministry and the executives of the Ghana Education Service (GES) will before long come out in transit forward.

He likewise unveiled that while looking out for the Attorney General for subtleties on the decision, a gathering between the Ministry, school specialists and the Board is to be organized sometime in the afternoon, [Wednesday, June 2, 2021] for additional considerations on the matter.

“I’m sitting tight for the full instructions of the Attorney General. I’m meeting with the Headmistress of Achimota School and the Board for a choice to be made”.

One can consider if the school’s organization will comply with any further directions from the Ministry or the GES on the most recent turn of events

This is on the grounds that, albeit the GES had at first guided Achimota School to concede the understudies, it anyway backtracked after pushback from the school’s partners and further commitment.


An Accra High Court on Monday, May 31, 2021, conveyed its decision in regards to the refusal of two Rastafarian young men; Tyrone Marhguy and Oheneba Nkrabea admission to Achimota School since they neglected to cut their dreadlocks.

Equity Gifty Adjei Addo, the Presiding Judge, couldn’t help contradicting the entries of the Attorney General and allowed every one of the reliefs independently looked for by the beset understudies aside from the alleviation of pay on account of Tyrone Marhguy.

As indicated by Justice Addo, it is unbelievable for the Attorney General to have even proposed that the two were not understudies in any case.

Equity Gifty Adjei Addo therefore guided Achimota School to concede the two Rastafarian understudies.

The legal advisor for the two Rastafarian young men, Wayoe Ghanamannti in a prior Citi News meet was detached about the chance of the school engaging the choice.

He said while it stays inside the privilege of the attorneys of Achimota School to offer the choice, he is exceptionally content that his customers have gotten the go-ahead from the court to go to class.

“They reserve the option to advance. Our learned companions didn’t demonstrate any sign of an allure, however, they reserve an option to do as such. In any event, when they do that, they would have begun going to class. What’s more, before the allure will be ready and put under the watchful eye of a court of allure and the court called upon to get the gatherings to show up and move the allure whatnot, they would have begun school. At the point when we get to that scaffold, we will cross it,” he said on Eyewitness News.