Court to give judgement on ‘Rasta’ student – Achimota Sch case at 2pm

The Human Rights Division of the High Court has set 2pm to give judgment on the case between two Rastafarian students and the Achimota High School.

The Court had originally fixed at 9am, Monday May 31, to give judgement on the matter but the presiding judge, Justice Gifty Agyei Addo, rescheduled the time.

She assigned no reason for the change of time.

The plaintiff, Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea dragged Achimota School, the Board of Governors of Achimota School, the Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education and the Attorney General to court, praying the Human Rights Division of the High Court to compel Achimota School to admit him for the purposes of his education.

He is also asking the court to stop the school from discriminating against him on the basis of his “religion and or creed”.

Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea prayed to the court to among other things make “a declaration that requiring Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea a child and adherent of the Rastafari religion and creed, to either cut his hair or forfeit admission into Achimota School, a public senior high school, is a violation of his rights to dignity…contrary to articles 15 and 28(3) of the Constitution, 1992 and section 13 of the Children’s Act 1998 (Act 560)”.

Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea’s suit is the second after one filed by Tyron Marhguy, the other Rastafarian who was denied admission to the school.

By Godfred Tanam||Ghana

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