Africa Education Watch Tells Achimota School To Admit ‘Rastafarian’ Students


Following the huge furore generated online regarding a report that the prestigious Achimota School has denied admission to two young students for keeping dreadlocks, the Africa Education Watch has wadded into the conversation.

The Africa Education Watch in a fresh post on their official Twitter page categorically says the action of Achimota School in denying admission for the two first-year students for sporting dreadlocks is illegal and unconstitutional.

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In a previous post published by, an angry parent whose ward was one of the students affected promised to fight this matter to its logical conclusion because he feels one’s culture (keeping dreadlocks- Rastafarianism) does not in any way violates the constitution of Ghana.

The African Watch tweeted; “It wrote: GES is refusing to admit these students at Achimota SHS bcos of their Dread Locks. Denying a child’s access to education on grounds of natural hair is unconstitutional. Our educ reforms is incomplete without full inclusion. GES, stop this!”

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Africa Education Watch is an Education Policy Research and Advocacy Organization working with Civil Society Organizations, Governments and the Private Sector to promote an equitable, accountable and responsive education system that assures of quality and equal opportunities for all.

Originally incorporated as Action for Rural Education in May 2002, Africa Education Watch rebranded in 2019 to focus on Policy Research and Trans-National Advocacy while operating as a Think Tank with partner representation in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria.


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