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If Samini's Son has Started School with His Rasta in Canada why can't Same Happen Here in Ghana

It is difficult to understand why the Attorney General of Ghana is seeking to recontest the court ruling which was in the favour of the Rastaferian students. 

In my view, this erstwhile case which has already been ruled in the favour of the rastaferian students, shouldn't have been revisited. 

It could be remembered that on the 31st of May 2021, the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court ruled that, the Rastaferian students had to be admitted in Achimota school. 

The court which was presided over by Justice Gifty Agyei Addo ruled that the fundamental human rights of the two students namely Tyrone Iras Marhguy and Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea cannot be limited by the Achimota School's rules. 

The school required them to cut their rasta hair for uniformity purpose and also as a of comformity to the school's rules and regulations. 

In this age and era, it seems we African still seems to have lost our identity. 

Why must an African child be denied his rights of choice to education in his own home land. 

Because of his choice of religious affiliation even after qualifying for the academic requirement. 

Is this different from mental slavery?

Even in a layman's perspective, it is unfatomable to imagine this. 

How can a country which constitutionally lends much credence to its religious and cultural diversity turn round to fight a promising future leader because of his insistence to live out his religious beliefs and practices. 

Meanwhile, we have Ghanaian children abroad enjoying education without any restrictions and limitations. 

Just earlier today, Ghana's legendary Dance Hall and Raggae musician, Samini happily shared photos of his son in the same Rasta hair who was starting school today in Canada. 

What is the import? 

Samini's son even in a foreign land, seemingly enjoyed starting school. 

This is because this child wasn't criticised for wearing a Rastaferian Hair; he wasn't asked to colour his hair 'blonde' just to suit that of his white colleagues for uniformity. 

All that the school and the state needed was if the child was comfortable enough to start schooling and if he had the necessary documentations. 

It is sad that Ghana's Attorney General, cannot fight for these harmless students. 

But has instead, joined forces with the Board of Achimota School by filling an appeal against the court ruling. 

 This is sad and the Attorney General must relook into this matter, else we have a long way to go as a nation. 

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Achimota African Human Rights Division Justice Gifty Agyei Rastaferian


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