Ace broadcaster, Paul Adom Otchere has waded into the ongoing debate about Achimota School and their position on the admission of teenage students wearing dreadlocks.
In his estimation, the parents of the students wearing dreadlock have no locus to stretch the matter on grounds that, the constitution permits freedom of worship and its manifestations.
“I agree the student who was interviewed by Evans Mensah on PM Express is intelligent judging from his responses. But talent alone is not enough,” he argued.
“Bill Gates despite being a dropout does not condone such acts. He pays for people to be educated in Harvard University. He hires people who have completed their universities. So, I’m sorry to say, that Achimota is right to enforce their rules and regulations,” Adom Otchere said.
He cautioned those stoking fire to create the impression that Achimota School is discriminating against persons from a particular religious background to stop it.
“Those people saying Accra Academy has admitted the boy are only peddling falsehood. Our checks have revealed that it is not true. To be fair to Achimota school, I want to state that Presec per their rules and regulation may act in the same manner as Achimota. Likewise, Adisadel College, Wesley Girls, Holy Child and so on. They are mission schools and they have their own regulations. If for any reason, a student feels he cannot abide by their rules. They only have to look elsewhere for admission,” he observed.
The outspoken journalist added that the entire Greater Accra region observes a period of no drumming from May to June towards the Homowo festival and one complains. So, the parents and supporters of the Rastafarian movement must understand that, just as all institution and individual obey rules of the Ga authorities ahead of Homowo, the same respect must be accorded, Achimota School.
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