Lawyer for the embattled Rastafarian Council, Ras Tetteh Wayo has described the Ghana Education Service as “highly Deceptive” in their role in handling issues between the Rastafarian Council and the Achimota School authorities.
His comment follows the refusal of Achimota School to enroll the 2 Rastafarian students because of their dreadlocks.
Ras Tetteh Wayo told Nhyiraba Gideon, the host of the New Day FM Morning Show that, the Ghana Education Service has backtracked on its initial directive that instructed the Achimota Senior High School to accept 2 students with dreadlocks.
He said, in a crunch meeting involving the school, parents of the children, and GES on Monday, the GES backed the stance of the authorities of Achimota Senior High School to deny the brilliant student’s admission.
“It was the GES that called for the meeting for the 2 parties, i.e. the parents of the students and the Headmistress of Achimota School…and one of the GES’ deputy directors who chaired the meeting was clear that that was just to quell the media outburst and to bring a bit of calm environment in the country.
“But the GES will still stand with the Headmistress of Achimota School’s position that they will only take on the young Ghanaians,” he told Nhyiraba.
However, the Rastafari Council says it is willing to use legal avenues to ensure that the students will be given the chance to pursue their education without compromising on their beliefs.
According to the lead counsel, Achimota School admitted caucasian students with long hair for the academic year but has since refused to grant admission to two Rastafarian students.
Lawyer Wayo bitterly stated that the Rastafarian Council has been discriminated against by the Ghana Education Service which does not go down well with them.
He emphatically mentioned that the Council has lost trust in Ghana Education Service and the director-general of the Ghana Education Service, Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwa over the handling of the admission brouhaha.