NAGRAT backs management of Achimota school to dismiss students with dreadlocks
National Association of Graduate teachers, NAGRAT said it’s ready to take any legal actions from any person or institution over its disapproval regarding of students wearing dreadlocks to schools.
President of the association, Mr. Angel Carbonu said the association has opposed the directive of the Ghana Education Service to Achimota school to admit students who were turned away for wearing dreadlocks.
According to Mr. Carbonu, the Achimota school has the right to ensure its rules and regulations which forms part of the general discipline in the school.
According to him, it is therefore wrong for GES insisting on the school to recall such students after refusing them admission for not adhering to the school’s prescribed disciplinary codes.
Despite many claims by other agencies advocating that it’s the right of the students to wear dreadlocks to school, Angel Carbonu said “Human rights are properly ensured in an environment of rules and regulations”.
Mr. Carbonu is however asking the Ghana Education Service to redirect the management of the Achimota Senior High School to ensure that the rules are enforced as well as any other Senior high school in the country.
He advised parents to read and understand rules and regulations of schools before applying them for their wards.
Source: John Amarquaye