"What kind of mentality is this?" - Sam George questions why boy with dreadlocks was refused admission to Achimota school
Ningo Prampram member of parliament (MP), Sam George, has questioned why Ghana, in this day and age, still requires judges in the courts to wear "horse wigs," but schools refuse to admit students with natural dreadlocks.
His remarks came after the Achimota school in Accra turned down students with dreadlocks on Friday, March 19, 2021.
According to the MP, the Ghanaian system also favors people dressed in Western clothing over those dressed in African clothing.
“Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram wonders why Ghana at this age and time still allows her judges in the courts to wear “horse wigs” but, schools can’t accept students with dreadlocks, which is natural.His comments came following the rejection of students with dreadlocks by the Achimota school in Accra on Friday, March 19, 2021. According to the MP, Ghanaian system still holds persons dressed in Western style than their colleagues in African style. “This Country we call Ghana eh. Hmmmm. We still have Judges and lawyers wearing silly horse wigs looking like colonial caricature relics and that’s cool but we think it is wrong for someone to carry dreadlocks?”, he asked. “We still think if you are not wearing a suit and tie, you are improperly dressed as an MP. What mentality is this kra?”, he further asked.
Many people, including groups, have sued the school administration for refusing to admit Ras Aswad Nkrabeah's son into the school.
In an interview with journalists, the student pleaded with the school's administrators to look beyond his outward appearance and appreciate what he has in his mind.
By using a computer placement method, he was given a grade of 6 to study science at the school.
Meanwhile an edition of The Showbiz newspaper claims that "GES directs Achimota School to admit Rastafarians," implying that the "Rasta student" will be admitted as he wishes.
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