Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, has revealed that he has instructed the Achimota School to withdraw a stay of execution that it filed at the court after it was ordered to admit the two Rastafarian students it denied admission.
In an interview with Accra-based Joy FM, Mr. Dame said the instruction was borne out of the fact that President Akufo-Addo is not interested in having the children’s education hampered by the school’s cantankerousness.
“So the President will be concerned about any action which will prevent them [Rastafarian students] from going to school. So if students ought to go to school, the school ought to open its doors to them,” he said.
The school, he pointed out can pursue its appeal against the court’s judgment without the stay of execution aimed to have the judgment suspended.
Consequently, it is expected that Tyrone Iras Marhguy and Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea will be admitted to the school.
The two had sued the school after they had been denied enrolment on account of their dreadlocks hairstyle.
Achimota School had explained that their hairstyle was offensive to the school’s code of conduct and dress code but the two had insisted the school’s position discriminated against their religious beliefs as Rastafarians.
In their suit, they had included the Education Ministry and the Attorney General as Respondents.
The Court had agreed with Mr. Marhguy and Mr. Nkrabea, ordering the school to admit them.
However, the school had released a statement announcing it would appeal the judgment.