Stonebwoy Thanks GES for Intervening the Rasta Schoolboy Saga
22 March 2021
Photo Source:Instagram Photos, Stonebwoy
By Naliaka Kitui
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.
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.
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.