The Achimota School and Attorney General have gone back to school to appeal the ruling of the High Court that states that the two Rastafarian students, Tyrone Iras Marhguy and Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea be given admission in the school.
The Rastafarian boys few months back sued the Achimota school for refusing to enroll them on the basis that they wear dreadlocks and will only be admitted if they cut their hair.
The court ruled in favour of the students and said that its against their human right but Achimota School is still unhappy about the court ruling and has gone back to contest the ruling.
According to the presiding judge of the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court Justice Gifty Agyei Addo stated that the school’s rules cannot limit the fundamental human right of the students.
The judge went on to say that the GES and the Attorney General failed to justify why the students shouldn’t be admitted and for that reason they should be given admission.
Appealing the case, the Achimota School is arguing that the High Court made a mistake for stating that the school’s rules in ensuring uniformity in the school is unlawful and goes against the religious rights of the students.
Therefore the Achimota school has asked the appeal court to set aside the ruling of the High Court and ask the students to comply to the school’s rules if they want to study with the school.