Wednesday, 22 September

Rasta case: Achimota School Board can’t ‘unilaterally’ decide to appeal judgment – Adutwum

Education Minister Dr Yaw Adutwum

The Board of Achimota School cannot, on its own, decide to appeal the high court judgment that directed it to admit two Rastafarian students with their dreadlocks, Education Minister Yaw Osei Adutwum has said.

He told Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana programme on Tuesday, 1 June 2021 that the decision by the Board of Achimota School was “surprising”.

“I am very surprised”, Dr Adutwum told host Paul Adom-Otchere.

The Board, he noted, “cannot take that unilateral position to go back to court”.

He said the “Boards of High Schools are constituted by the Minister”, and, thus, “instructions for the running of the schools are provided by the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service”.

The Minister said he would meet the management of the school on the matter today, Wednesday, 2 June 2021, after getting a full briefing from the Attorney General.

“I am waiting for the full briefing of the Attorney General. I am meeting with the Headmistress of Achimota School and the Board for a decision to be made”.