“I don’t even know why the Rastafarians don’t have their own schools, because they’ve been in this country [Ghana] for a very long time,” Mr Angel Carbonou said. He was addressing a press conference in Accra on Monday [March 22, 2021] in reaction to a decision by the Achimota Senior High School not to admit two Rastafarian first year students on campus unless they cut their hair.
At the press conference Mr Carbonou, said Achimota School did not refuse to admit the students, adding that the school only spelt out the rules and regulations of the school to the parent and the student. “We expect that if you want to be in that school, you obey the rules and regulations. The rules and regulations of an institution are not chosen and picked by individuals, they become standard and ought to be obeyed by anyone who wants to access the school,” Mr Carbonou said.
He said the rules and regulations went beyond hair