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According to Ghanaontheglobe.com reports, the rastafarian student, Tyron Iras Marhguy who was rejected an admission by Achimota School due to his dreadlocks have sued the school.
Lawyers of Tyron Iras Marhguy have filed a suit at the High Court (Human Rights Division) to enforce his fundamental Human Rights which he believe was infringed by Achimota School.
The applicant is asking the court to “declare that the failure and or refusal of the 1st Respondent (Achimota School Board of Governors) to admit or enroll the Applicant on the basis of his Rastafarian religious inclination, beliefs and culture characterized by his keeping of Rasta is a violation of his fundamental human rights and freedoms guaranteed under the 1992 constitution particularly Articles 12(1), 23, 21(1)(b)(c)”.
The school authorities have stated that Marhguy’s dreadlocks goes against the rules of Achimota school.
This generated huge public debate, with a section of the public questioning school authorities for the decision, while others defended the move.
Marhguy’s lawyer is arguing that there is no lawful basis for [Achimota School] to interfere with the applicant’s right to education based on his rasta through which he manifests or expresses his constitutionally guaranteed right to religion and to practice and manifest same.
They are seeking an order directed at [Achimota School] to immediately admit or enrol the applicant to continue with his education unhindered and a compensation.