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AG, Achimota School appeal against admission of Rasta students

The Achimota School board and the Attorney-General’s Department have filed an appeal to challenge the Human Rights High Court’s order which led to the admission of the two rasta students at the school.

The Achimota School, per the appeal, said, the court among others things erred by indicating that the rules and regulations of Achimota School with regard to ensuring uniformity in appearance is unlawful and interferes with the manifestation of one’s religious rights.

The school board has therefore filed the appeal aiming to set aside the entire judgment set and have the plaintiff ordered to comply with the school’s regulations if they choose to be students of the school.

Also, the AG’s office has also filed an appeal on the case, asking the court to uphold Achimota School’s arguments and rule in favour of the school.

The notice of appeal said the judge who adjudicated the matter failed to get the plaintiffs to provide evidence of their claims.

The AG’s office also said the judge erred in claiming that Achimota School had interfered with the right to the education of the boys.

“The learned Judge erred when she held that the regulation of the 1st Respondent requiring that students keep their hair low amounted to an illegal and unconstitutional attempt to suspend the manifestation of the Applicant’s guaranteed freedom to practice and manifest his religion…. ”

Source: Ghana/ Inusah

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