Another Rasta Boy sues Achimota school and the Ghana Education service for denying him admission. 1

Another Rasta Boy sues Achimota school and the Ghana Education service for denying him admission.

One of the two Rastafarian students at the heart of the Achimota School admissions saga, Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, has also sued the school for his denial of admission.

Another Rasta Boy sues Achimota school and the Ghana Education service for denying him admission. 2

According to court records accessed by Citi News, Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, a juvenile, is suing the Board of Governors of Achimota College, the Ghana Education Service, the Ministry of Education, and the Attorney General through his friend, Marvin Palmer.

He is asking the High Court’s Human Rights Division to pressure Achimota School to accept him for the purposes of his studies.

He also wants the court to order the school not to discriminate against him based on his faith or creed in the future.

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Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea requested the court to make a “A declaration that requiring Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea a child and adherent of the Rastafari religion and creed, to either cut his hair or forfeit admission into Achimota School, a public senior high school, is a violation of his rights to dignity…contrary to articles 15 and 28(3) of the Constitution, 1992 and section 13 of the Children’s Act 1998 (Act 560)”.

“A declaration that requiring Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea a child and adherent of the Rastafari religion and creed, to either cut his hair or forfeit admission into Achimota School, a public senior high school, without first providing him an opportunity to be heard, is a violation of his right to due process and natural justice.”

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“An order directed at the respondents herein to permit Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea a child and adherent of the Rastafari religion and creed, to enter Achimota School for the purpose of completing registration formalities and to begin academic work; and an order of perpetual injunction directed at the respondents herein either by themselves, their agents or assigns restraining them from further violating the rights of Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea a child and adherent of the Rastafari religion and creed.”

Meanwhile, Tyron Marhguy, the other student, filed a complaint against Achimota School in the same court last week, demanding the same reliefs.

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