- Nathan Kuma, a former student of KNUST with dreadlocks, has narrated the different counts of discrimination he faced when he was there
- It all started when he was an undergraduate student in level 200 and the hairstyle was reportedly banned
- During his graduate studies in the same school, he was forced out of his hall and had to sleep in a studio for 2 years
A gentleman identified on Facebook by the name Nathan Kuma has recounted how he was discriminated against when he was a student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
According to Nathan, it all started when he was having his undergraduate studies in level 200 and the Head of Department came to announce that locks and hats were banned.
Nathan recounts different incidents of how his lecturers would shout at him on different occasions just because of his hairstyle.
In his own words:
Some lecturers took it cool. Some smiled at me. Fulbright scholars and professors from America(yes, sporting dreadlocks) filled up my studio... Others seemed not to notice, but some others...There was this one.
Whenever I greeted him he would snarl at me"Hey my friend go and shave!!!" I stopped greeting him. My colleagues said "Greet him and let him humiliate you...after all it is you who created the problem" I was furious but complied.
As fate would have it, Nathan was later admitted to have his graduate studies in the same school.
"I was readmitted to do Post -Graduate. There was a big argument at the selection board meeting. They didn't want me back...especially me... but agreed my grades were fantastic. How they hated dreadlocks" he says.
He was finally given a room at the University Hall where there were two guys with a bunk bed for three, but by the time he returned to the room, the bed had disappeared.
Nathan had to live in his art studio for the next two years to get the master's degree.
See the full narration below:
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