Rasta boys’ parents worried Achimota may be hostile to their sons

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Parents of the Rastafarian boys who won a court case against Achimota School said they are willing to enroll the boys in the school but fear school authorities may be hostile to their boys. 

Speaking on Joy News, one of the parents, Ras Azwald Nkrabea said he and the other parent Mr Marhguy are hesitant to immediately let their kids go to campus because of the possible hostility they may face.

He said that the boys struggled psychologically throughout the ordeal, hence, they do not want them to go through any more traumatic experience in the school because of the court judgement.

“The school is not just for academic education, it is to groom the children into being good human beings. We have just gone through a battle that has damaged the children, so, we are not expecting any hostility from the school.

“So, one of the best ways is to pacify the situation, to show some love, show some concern and welcome them in the school properly,” Mr Nkrabea said.

Tyron Iras Marhguy and Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea sued the school’s Board of Governors, the Minister of Education, the Ghana Education Service and the Attorney-General to enforce their fundamental human rights.
The Human Rights Division of the High Court presided over by Justice Gifty Agyei Addo, ruled that the fundamental human rights of two students cannot be limited by the rules in question.
Lawyer for the families, Ras Wayo Tetteh, said that the young boys can be admitted to the school as early as Tuesday, June 1.
However, Mr Nkrabea said they have been concerns raised about how the school will treat his son should he send him to the school and how that treatment will impact on his studies and mental health.

“We are not expecting to go to the school and see teachers show disdain, see teachers showing scorn or wanting to reject the children,” he said.

Mr. Nkrabea said they would appreciate it if the school obeys the court order and welcomes the children with open arms.

Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea (right) and mum, Maanaa Myers

In a related development, mother of Kweku Nkrabea, Maanaa Myers has said that she has been surviving on antidepressants for the past seven weeks because of the trauma that Achimota School subjected her son to and the pressure from family and friends for them to budge.

She said the ruling is a relief and she hopes the school authorities would be magnanimous to welcome the boys and allow them to have their education in the friendly environment.

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