A Rastafarian by the name Ras Aswad Nkrabeah has expressed his displeasure on social media over what he calls human right abuse from the authorities of Achimota School. According to Ras, his son and one other student have been rejected by the senior High School because they have dreadlocks.
The Computer School Placement System posted these children to the school. Awad Nkrabeah expressed that Rastafarian is a culture. Moreover, the 1992 Constitution permits citizens to deserve to enjoy public or social amenities as well as education. Thus, being a Rastafarian does not restrict one from enjoying his right to education as a citizen.
Also, he expressed that dreadlocks do not in any way cause any harm which should even be a basis to be asserted by the authorities of Achimota School. Therefore, he wants to battle against the gross human right violation, he expressed.
Aswad Nkrabeah asked what our law says about the right to one’s culture. Do you deny a child access to education because of his or her culture? Do public school rules override the supreme law of the land?
He has stated that today, he will be on TV3 to throw more light on the topic.
Achimota School apparently is not the only institution that has chided Rastafarianism. Others including corporate bodies and professions do the same. Putting the institutions aside, the general citizenry also has some negative perception about the rastaman.
As a result, they are denied some accesses to services like job and positions in society.