The father of one of the first-year Rastafarian students denied admission into Achimota Senior High School is calling on President Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo-Addo to intervene and order the headmistress to admit their children.
Ras Aswad Nkrabea, a Jamaican national said he neutralized to become a Ghanaian following the President’s call on Africans in the diaspora to return home during the Year of Return campaign.
“I’m calling on the President to intervene because he went all over the world and inviting us to come here to Ghana. And, say that Ghana is your home. You are welcome and if this is the welcome we are getting,” he told Metro TV’s Bright Amaning
Speaking on NewsBeat on Tuesday afternoon, Ras Aswad Nkrabea said if President Akufo-Addo fails to intervene he will campaign vigorously against the government and ensure the diaspora community doesn’t heed the president’s call and relocate to Ghana.
“I’m getting ready to call on the diaspora community to not honor the Year of Return, Beyond the Return call and stay where they are,” Aswad stated.
Aswad also opined that the Achimota Senior High School claim it is refusing to enroll his son and the other student due to their dreadlocks is false.
He believes the second cycle institution is Christian-biased and detests Rastafarianism hence its implementation of anti-Rastafarian policies.
Last Thursday, the Achimota School refused to admit two first-year Rastafarian students because of their dreadlocks.
Scores of people took to social media to vent their fury at Achimota School for denying the students admission due to their dreadlocks.
Following the public outrage, the Ghana Education Service instructed Achimota School to accept the two students.
But during a meeting with all the concerned parties – the parents of the students and the headmistress of Achimota Senior High School, the GES backtracked on their initial directive, stating that the purpose of the statement released by the Service was to quell the public outburst on the issue.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana