The first thing I did when I entered Achimota School was to check the time because I knew one day I will tell a story with it” Tyrone Mhyguy
One of the Rastafarian biys who was denied admission at Achimota School, Tyrone Mhyguy has made known that he is so much prepared to strengthened things when stigmatization beseech him at Achimota SHS after the court has ordered the institution to admit him among other Rastafarians.
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According to him, he had no idea he will be telling one great story in a courtroom about how he was discriminated.
“The first time I walked through the gate of Achimota, the first thing I did was to check the time [I arrived] because I knew one day I would be telling a story with it. I had no idea I would be telling one great story in the courtroom about how I was discriminated [against] and how I am back. I will know how to handle it and to straighten things up when [the stigmatization] starts.” he said.
The Achimota Senior High School through the Attorney General has argued in court that allowing the two Rastafarian into the school will have a dire effect on the school’s health, discipline, religion and community cohesion and tradition.
The Attorney General subsequently argued in Court that the Rastafarian students had not even completed or returned their acceptance of admission forms and could thus not be deemed to have been denied the admission.
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- But the parents of the Rastafarians and their lawyers, this was a case of a breach of fundamental human right on the basis of their religion.
Justice Gifty Adjei Addo disagreed with the submissions of the Attorney and granted all the reliefs separately sought by the students, save for the relief of compensation in the case of Tyrone Marhguy.
According to Justice Addo, it is preposterous for the Attorney General to have even suggested that the two were not students in the first place.
Justice Gifty Adjei Addo consequently directed Achimota School to admit the two Rastafarian students.