Some rastafarians in their dreadlocks. File photo Credit: 3FM
Rastafarians in Ghana have announced their intention to sue the country’s education ministry for denying their children admission into a girls’ school due to their dreadlocks.
The Rastafari Council of Ghana according to local media 3FM took the decision after authorities at the girls’ school the Mfantsiman Girls’ Senior High School refused to admit students with dreadlocks.
Other mission schools in the Central and Greater Accra regions of the country are also reported to be to refusing to admit students with such hair looks.
The spokesperson for the country’s education service, Rev. Jonathan Bettey told 3FM that wearing dreadlocks to school violates the code of conduct of the Service for public schools.
Communications Director of the Rastafari Council of Ghana, Ras Kofi Collins however said the policy is a violation of the children’s fundamental rights.
The Rastafarians intend filing a suit at the court against education officials on Friday, November 18.