The former Member of Parliament for Kumbungu Constituency, Ras Mubarak has expressed his displeasure over reports that allegedly suggest that the authorities at Achimota School have rejected two from one student because they are Rastafarians.
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Reacting to the viral reports with a post on his Facebook wall some minutes ago, Ras Mubarak said that the alleged actions of the school are against the laws of Ghana.
He quoted a part of the constitution of Ghana which reads: “ No child shall be deprived by any other person of medical treatment, EDUCATION or any other social or economic benefit by reason only of religious or other beliefs,” and stated that the school is in breach of this provision.
The former Youth Emploment Agency boss also added that the authorities of the school have humiliated these kids on the basis of thier Rasta culture.
He further added that “the school may have its rules, but those rules, and all other rules and laws are subservient to the constitution of Ghana. The supreme law of the land is the constitution.”
Read the full post of Ras Mubarak below
“Two brilliant Ghanaian students, I’m told, have had their admission into the prestigious Achimota School withdrawn. Their crime? They have dreadlocks.
The provisions of our constitution are clear. “No child shall be deprived by any other person of medical treatment, EDUCATION or any other social or economic benefit by reason only of religious or other beliefs.”
What the authorities in Achimota school have done constitutes a breach of articles 21(1)(c), 25(1), 26(1) 28(3) and 28(4) of our constitution. They have humiliated those kids on the basis of the kids’ Rasta culture. Not accepting them into the school because of their dreadlocks is degrading treatment which is frowned upon under article 28(3).
The school may have its rules, but those rules, and all other rules and laws are subservient to the constitution of Ghana.