The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of Achimota School has backed a decision by the headmistress to disallow three first year Rastafarian students with dreadlocks from attending class sessions until they cut their hair.
It follows the schools decision to defy an earlier directive of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to admit the students after the story went viral on social media.
A statement issued by the PTA Chairman Dr Andre Kwasi Kumah said the age long rule cannot be changed since failure to adhere to the rules will open the floodgate for all types of hairstyles thereby breeding indiscipline at the school.
The Achimota PTA executive unreservedly and unequivocally supports the school’s decision to enforce its rules with respect to the admission of three students with dreadlocks hairstyle, the statement said.
We the Achimota Shs will not support any different culture in our school except Christian culture. Now as the law says so the PTA are in support in the Headmistress according to the law in the school.
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