One of the two rastafarian students, Oheneba Nkrabea who was denied admission into Achimota School, has been granted admission into the school today, Thursday, June 3, 2021.
His admission into the school falls in line with an Accra High Court ruling that directed the management of the Achimota school to enroll the students.
Oheneba Nkrabea has reported to school after he completed the admission process.
His parents reported at the school this morning to submit the completed admission forms to the management of the school.
Oheneba Nkrabea has been assigned to his class and has begun academic work.
“The process was wonderful. The school was receptive to him. The teachers and other staff members were very positive, and so he is in class right now. I appreciate that very much”, Oheneba’s father, Raswad Nkrabea said.
Oheneba Nkrabea’s mother, Maanaa Myers disclosed she is happy with how her son was received today.
“We passed by some dormitories where the students were screaming and hailing us. It was assuring because we were a bit apprehensive. Even the students are in support of him.”
”The school chaplain approached us and ask that we go to the administration. There, the day students’ girls prefect also approached us. That was when everything changed, she came in warm, introduced herself, and told Oheneba he was going to be her school son and make sure he is comfortable on campus.”
“I just got relieved and felt comfortable that he was safe because we also meet a teacher who has been protective of him since the first day because we met him today who ushered him into the classroom. So far I feel okay with the warm reception we received today.” She added.
The two students admission is still pending since the school’s Governing Board will be appealing to the verdict of the High Court.
The other rastafarian student, Tyrone Marhguy, is yet to be admitted also.