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Hair discrimination in schools sadly endorsed by Achimota and GES

Ghana News Update
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Dear GhanaWeb reader,
Natural hair discrimination in schools has been endorsed by Achimota School and backed by the Ghana Education Service despite the provisions of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana which guarantee the rights of every Ghanaian to equal education despite their background.
Achimota School is a public institution funded by taxpayers’ money therefore placing its protocols above the constitution without making any room for exceptions is an affront to Ghanaian nationalism as enshrined in the portion of the National Anthem that reads: “Bold to Defend Forever the Cause of Freedom and of Right”.
Unfortunately, the affected Ghanaian students with Rastafarian backgrounds who have been denied access to high school education by the school of their choice (Achimota School) could only seek justice in the court of law or accept offers from schools that are not their choice.
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