Stonebwoy Thanks GES for Intervening the Rasta Schoolboy Saga

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By Naliaka Kitui

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Ghanaian Rasta artiste Livingstone Etse Satekla also known by his stage name as Stonebwoy has thanked the Ghana Education Service (GES) for the intervention they made in a case involving two Senior High School students that had been denied admission by Achimota School on the basis that they were Rastafarians. Nonetheless, the Ghana Education Service (GES) made a timely intervention that saw the two students admitted to the school.

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In response the ‘Putuu’ hitmaker twitted: “Thanks to Ghana Education Service.” The tweet was accompanied by a widely circulated photo of a March 20, 2021, Daily Graphic article that had the headline that read: “GES directs Achimota School to admit Rastafarians.” Stonebwoy’s post supports his earlier comments on Twitter for the right of the two attacked students to an education. "May I ask please, what harm does it cause a school from admitting students because of their hairstyle as Rastafarians?" his tweet on the matter read.

The Director-General of GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, responded to the issue by ensuring that the two embattled students had been given an admission to Achimota School on Monday, March 22, 2021. Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa also said that “No school can deny a student on the basis of their religion.

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The school can only urge the students to tie their hair neatly when coming to school.” “We have directed Achimota School Headmistress to admit the students. The student is a Rastafarian and if there is evidence to show that he is, all that he needs to do is tie the hair neatly,” He further stressed.

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