Intelligent Boy Denied Admission At Achimota School For Having Dreadlocks

Ras Aswad Nkrabeah, the father of brillant young boy with has taken to Facebook to lament on how Achimota School has denied his son admission because of having dreadlocks.

According to his post seen by, the school has allegedly denied his brilliant soon admission simply because he has dreadlocks.

He also disclosed in the post on his Facebook page that apart from his son, another child was denied admission into the prestigious public school by authorities of the school for the same reason.

His full post reads:

Fellow Comrades and Friends,

This morning, the school authorities of Achimota School claimed that their rules do not allow students with dreadlocks to be admitted. The school authorities denied two brilliant dreadlock students from being admitted after having been posted there by the Computer School Placement System. My son was one of the affected children and the other student was also refused on the same grounds. We have no option but to battle against this gross human right violation.

As a child he has every right to his culture in so far as such culture do not breach the 1992 Constitution. He equally deserves the right to access education within his culture just like other cultural believers. As a Rastafarian, I think that dreadlocks do no way cause any harm which should even be a basis to be asserted by the school authorities.

The fundamental questions to ask is what does our law say about right to one’s culture? Do you deny a child access to education based on his/her culture? Do public school rules override the supreme law of the land?

Tomorrow I will be on TV3 to share some light. Will give update on time.

Thank you for the Solidarity. Ras Aswad Nkrabeah”

Rasta post


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