Half a dozen schools including international institutions have queued up to offer unconditional admission, including full scholarships plus meals to Rastafarian triplets who have been denied admission to some Senior High Schools (SHS) due to their dreadlocks.
This is coming at a time where sisters of one of the boys, who were admitted by St. John’s Grammar School were also asked to cut down their hair at the height of the controversy about whether to be admitted or not.
Tyrone Marguay has been denied admission to the Achimota School over his failure to trim his dreadlocks.
The two girls, Nikita and Amrita Marhguy, make up triplets with Tyrone Marguay.
At the height of the controversy, six schools have offered to admit the students unconditionally, with some offering full scholarships plus meals to them.
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Explaining the motive behind the gesture, school authorities of one of the schools (name withheld) said, “We do believe that no student should be denied education. We also believe that, yes, students need to learn to obey rules but those rules in any way should not deny students the opportunity to education, which is a basic right for kids.
“So our own rules allow us to admit students that are Rastafarians, perhaps who have dreadlocks [and] we felt that, why not give them the opportunity?
Nonetheless, “we also had to discuss the cost [of Education] because we are very much aware that for students that are enrolled in the free SHS, they may not be able to afford International Education.
He also noted, “it was not just a matter of giving them an alternative, but you also need to look at supporting them cost wise that’s why we’re reaching out so that we can give them offer so that their education won’t be curtailed at that age.”
Source | Yen