'Rasta' students, parents asked to stop media engagement on court ruling

Former Member of Parliament for Tema East Constituency, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, has asked parents of the two raster students who won the court case against Achimota School to stop media engagement on the verdict of the court.

He said such media engagements will not help.

The Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court ordered Achimota Senior High School to admit the Rastafarian students, Tyron Iras Marhguy and Oheneba Nkrabea, who were denied admission by the school because of their dreadlocks.

In a ruling Monday June 31, the court presided over by Justice Gifty Adjei Addo, held that failure to admit the two students because of their dreadlocks, which is a manifestation of their religious right, is a violation of their human rights, right to education and dignity.

Since the verdict was pronounced by the court, parents of the two students have engaged in several media engagements on the ruling.

But reacting to the issue on Onua TV’s Maakye on Monday hosted by Adwoa Konadu-Yiadom, Mr. Titus-Glover said “the parents should stop the media engagement”.

He said “they should step back and find a way of bonding with the school because they [children] will by all means go to the school”.

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|3news.com|Ghana

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