Ifwe tulafunda baumwaice.
Baumwaice bambi balakwata baicisumino pusanya.
Baumwaice bambi balalolesha pusanya.
Uko?: Accra, Ghana
Ilyo?: Pali Cimo. Kapepo kanono 31, 2021.
Ninshi?: Umwaice onse alafwilea amasambililo.
Nani?: Baumwaice na baicisumino pusanya.
Baumwaice na umushishi pusanya.
icifumamo: Baumwaice balaya ku sukulu.
Decision: Education for all children in Ghana, regardless of their appearance or beliefs.
Date of Decision: 31/05/2021
Decision Maker: Accra High Court
Target Group: Children with different beliefs or a different appearance.
Reason for Decision:
Two rustafarian students were denied admission to the Achimota school in Accra, Ghana because their hairstyle did not meet the dress code. The two students had been allocated places at the school through the Computerized School Selection and Placement System, but because they refused to cut their dreadlocks, were told that they would not be allowed to attend the school.
When their appeals to the school failed, they approached the Human Rights Court. The Accra High Court ruled on Monday, 31 May 2021 that the decision to exclude the boys from schooling was discriminatory and ordered the school to process their admission.
A GoFundMe campaign was launched to help fund the legal fees.
Are Outcomes Being Met:
The Department of Education is also aware of the landmark ruling and has indicated that it is drawing up a program to deal with similar issues.