“I am very disappointed” – Mother of Rastafarian student speaks

The mother of the Rastafarian student, Maanaa Meyers, who has been denied admission by the Achimota School over his dreadlocks has spoken and lamented over the decision of the school.

According to her, she is surprised and disappointed that the school and its management have taken a strong stance and not ready to compromise as far as admitting his son is concerned.

Maanaa Meyers in a conversation with the media following the back and forth between Achimota School, GES, NAGRAT and other interested bodies, said the school insisting that his boy cuts his hair before he will be allowed admission is not right.

“I am quite disappointed because there was no room for compromise. They were only insisting that we cut the boy’s hair.”

I even asked if there is any compromise where we can even tie the hair a certain way where it will not look disgusting as people perceive it… and they said no,” Maanaa Myers said

Meanwhile, the public is divided on the decision of the school to refuse to admit the Rastafarian student because of his hair while Achimota School over the years has been admitting Caucasian students with relatively longer and overgrown hair.

The school, backed by its Old Students Association and NAGRAT, has insisted that it is not going to compromise on the need for the Rastafarian student to cut his hair or forfeit admission despite an earlier intervention by the Ghana Education Service.


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