The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has seriously resisted a directive from the Ghana Education Service to the Achimota School administration to admit two students with dreadlocks.
GES CEO Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwa told the Daily Graphic last Saturday that management cannot deny admission on the basis of the person’s religious beliefs.
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The intervention was hailed by many, including the parents of affected students.
Addressing the media in a press conference today, March 22, 2021, NAGRAT said that the GES cannot exempt students from complying with school rules.
NAGRAT President Eric Angel Carbonu said the exemptions will lead to a chaotic school environment in the country and has asked the GES to reorient the administration of Achimota school to ensure students abide by the rules.
He said that “the student population at Achimota Senior High School is approximately 4,000 students with approximately 130 teachers. In order to manage 4,000 students from different homes with different upbringings, different training and different behavior, it is necessary to have universal rules and regulations that must be followed by all students in the school. We cannot start, this day, to start making exemptions for individual students based on their beliefs, based on their culture, based on their tradition and based on many other topics ”.
“That will lead to a chaotic school environment. And a chaotic school environment turns into an undisciplined school environment that cannot produce the result we hope for NAGRAT strongly disagrees with the position of the GES management and we are asking the GES to redirect the principal and staff of Achimota Senior High School to ensure that the rules and regulations of Achimota School and indeed any other high school are complied with by all students”.
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