Dad Claims Son Was Denied Admission Into School Because of His Dreadlocks

Dad Claims Son Was Denied Admission Into School Because of His Dreadlocks

- A father of a boy with dreadlocks, Ras Aswad Nkrabeah, claims his son has been refused admission into Achimota School (Motown) because of his natural hair

- Nkrabeah explained that his son had to keep his hair for cultural reasons, insisting it does not breach the 1992 Constitution

- The beleaguered father disclosed that he is taking steps to challenge the public school's policy on the length of hair his son is allowed to grow

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Ras Aswad Nkrabeah, a father of a teenager with dreadlocks, has claimed that his son has been denied admission into Achimota School because of his natural hair.

He disclosed in a post on his Facebook page that his son and one other child were denied admission into the prestigious public school by authorities of the school.

''Fellow comrades and friends, this morning, the school authorities of Achimota School claimed that their rules do not allow students with dreadlocks to be admitted.

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Father claims his son has been denied admission into Achimota School because of his dreadlocks
Raswad Menkrabea: Father claims his son has been denied admission into Achimota School because of his dreadlocks. Image: Raswad Menkrabea
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''The school authorities denied two brilliant dreadlock students from being admitted after having been posted there by the Computer School Placement System. My son was one of the affected children and the other student was also refused on the same grounds,'' he said.

Now he is taking steps to challenge the public school's policy on appearance for his son, insisting that his son had to keep his natural hair for cultural reasons.

''My son has every right to his culture in so far as such culture do not breach the 1992 Constitution,'' he avered.

Nkrabeah is resolved to challenge the unconstitutional rule of Achimota School on the length of hair his son is permitted to grow.

"We have no option but to battle against this gross human right violation," he said.

The troubled father believes the rule against dreadlocks stereotypes his cultural beliefs.

Read the full post below.

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In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a UK-born Ghanaian content creator, Dela, and her husband, Kwame, have opened up about moving to Ghana six years ago to build their first house in the country.

Affectionately called 'Natural Ghana Girl', Dela disclosed that the idea of moving to Ghana was proposed by her husband.

Initially expressing disapproval against the idea of relocating from the United Kingdom (UK), Dela later bought into her husband's proposal to move to the country permanently.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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