Kwaku Baako Says He’s Happy As Ruling On Achimota Rasta Boys’ Case Wake-up Call For GES

Listen to this Article Now

Veteran Journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr., says he’s content with the Accra High Court deciding that arranged Achimota School to concede the two Rastafarian young men, Tyrone Marhguy and Oheneba Nkrabea, who were denied affirmation for declining to cut their dreadlocks.

Making an accommodation on Joy FM’s Newsfile on Saturday, Mr. Baako likewise said the decision is a reminder for the Ghana Education Service (GES) to practice its administrative jobs over Senior High Schools in the country.

He demands the GES should utilize this chance to have systematized rules and guidelines to direct all such government-funded schools in the country.

“I figure it should trigger the Ghana Education Service to practice its command and its administrative job on every one of these schools that go under its ambit and solidify, consolidate and arrange certain standards that every one of these schools will manage as an umbrella body.”

“I feel that is the path forward. Possibly we didn’t have to go through this if that ill-defined situation had been managed, yet I am content with the court and the judgment that has come. We need to proceed with it, and I feel it was unnecessary.”

In the interim, following the decision, the two young men have been conceded into the school.

Conveying the judgment looking into it of the two Rastafarian young men, Justice Gifty Agyei Addo held that the Attorney-General neglected to give a legitimate legitimization with respect to why the understudies’ entitlement to instruction ought to be restricted based on their dreadlocks.

Messrs. Marhguy and Nkrabea were denied entrance into Achimota School for declining to shave off their dreadlocks, notwithstanding the way that they had passed their passing assessments, and had been chosen into the school through the electronic arrangement framework.

The school, through the Attorney General, contended in court that permitting the understudies into the school would have disparate outcomes on the school’s control, understudies’ wellbeing, custom, and local area attachment.

The Attorney General accordingly contended in court that the Rastafarian understudies had not finished or returned their confirmation acknowledgment structures and subsequently, couldn’t profess to have been denied affirmation.

However, for the understudies, their folks, and attorneys, this was just an instance of penetration of basic rights based on their religion and strict practices.

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

As indicated by Justice Addo, it was ludicrous for the Attorney General to have even proposed that the two were not understudies in any case. Thusly, she guided Achimota School to concede the two understudies.