The President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Mr. Eric Angel Carbonu has wondered why Rastafarians do not have their own institutions yet.
This comes at the back of the Ghana Education Service’s directive to Achimota School to admit the two intelligent students with dreadlocks who were denied admission by the school. The directive has since been rejected by the prestigious school.
At a news conference on March 22, 2021 NAGRAT said the GES cannot be making exemptions to students in conforming to school rules.
In a video that has gone viral on social media, Mr. Carbonu said Rastafarians have been in the country for a long time but he has not seen them put up any institution for themselves.
“There are people who are born blind, there are people who are born deaf, there are people who are handicapped, is that not so, are there not institutions for them? The Ga Wulormo do not wear shoes when they’re in their white calico, true or not true? The Ga Wulormo, the Hunor in the Volta Region, the Komfo in the Ashanti Region, dress in a particular way, is that not so? If all these people come to a school and want to manifest their religion, what would you do? I don’t even why the Rastafarians don’t have their own school because they’ve been in this country for a very long time.”