Tyrone Iras Marghuy, one of the rasta students whose admission is being challenged by Achimota School and the Attorney General’s Office, has been named to the school’s squad for the National Science and Maths quiz.
Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare, a human rights activist and senior law lecturer, revealed this in a Facebook post, writing,
“Achimota has named Tyrone Iras Marhguy in its squad for the National Maths and Science Quiz for the next two years and it is in court, with the assistance of the State, seeking to kick him out of the school.”
“Look, our issues are straightforward. It is our solutions that make them more difficult. Congratulations, Tyrone! Ignore the commotion!”
This new revelation follows recent developments in the case of two rasta students whose admission to Achimota school was upheld by a High Court after the school initially denied their admission.
Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea and Tyrone Iras Murghuy were asked to remove their dreadlocks or lose their admission to Achimota School.
The students and their parents filed a lawsuit against Achimota School, the Attorney General’s Office, the Ghana Education Service, and the Ministry of Education, alleging violations of their fundamental human rights and religious freedom.
The school and other defendants argued in court that the two rasta students’ dreadlocks violated the school’s rules and regulations.
However, on May 13, a Human Rights Court of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Gifty Agyei Addo ruled that the two students’ fundamental human rights could not be limited by school rules.
The court ruled that Achimota School and the other respondents in the case had failed to justify the school’s decision to deny the students admission.
The respondents, on the other hand, have returned to court, claiming that the High Court erred in holding that the school’s rules and regulations requiring uniformity in appearance are unlawful and infringe on one’s religious rights.
As a result, the school is requesting that the Appeals Court overturn the High Court’s decision and order the plaintiffs to comply with the school’s regulations if they choose to be students there.
Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, on the other hand, has transferred from Achimota School to Ghana International School, where he has been offered a full scholarship worth $160,000