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Court dismisses Achimota school’s request for two Rasta students’ cases to be merged

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The Human Rights Division of the High Court has dismissed a request from the lawyer representing the Achimota School to consolidate two suits brought against it by Oheneba Nkrabea and Tyrone Marhguy, the two students denied admission because of their dreadlocks.

The Judge, Lady Gifty Addo in response said granting the request will not be for the expedited nature in which she wants the case to run, especially since both cases would require their own judgment in the end.

The school in this case however filed its affidavit in opposition to the case on Friday, April 30, 2021, a situation the judge said has not permitted her to peruse the document.

The school is also yet to file its written submission.

The court thus gave the school five working days to file it after which the case would be heard on May 14, 2021.

Meanwhile, the cost of GHS10,000 requested by the lawyer of Oheneba Nkrabea, Wayoe Ghanamannti against the Achimota school was not granted.

He justified the request saying that it was to pay for homeschooling for Oheneba as the matter was in court.

About three weeks ago, it was reported that Achimota School had denied two Rastafarians admission to the school, although they had been placed there by the Ghana Education Service’s Computerized School Selection and Placement Service (CSSPS).

The school insisted that its regulation states that all students or potential students maintain a low haircut as a requirement for admission.

It, therefore, said the two Rastafarians must cut their dreadlocks if they want to be granted admission. The two students insisted and were consequently denied admission.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) subsequently ordered Achimota School to admit the students, but it made a U-turn on its stance.

One of the Rastafarians who went to seek admission at his second choice of school, Saint John’s Grammar School was again refused admission there because of his dreadlocks.

Following calls for legal processes to the initiated against the school, Tyron Marhguy sued Achimota School.

Oheneba Nkrabea sues Achimota School

Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea also dragged Achimota School, the Board of Governors of Achimota School, the Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education, and the Attorney General to court, praying the Human Rights Division of the High Court to compel Achimota School to admit him for the purposes of his education.

He is also asking the court to stop the school from ever discriminating against him on the basis of his “religion and or creed”.

Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea prayed to the court to among other things make “a declaration that requiring Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea a child and adherent of the Rastafari religion and creed, to either cut his hair or forfeit admission into Achimota School, a public senior high school, is a violation of his rights to dignity…contrary to articles 15 and 28(3) of the Constitution, 1992 and section 13 of the Children’s Act 1998 (Act 560)”.

Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea’s suit is the second after one filed by Tyron Marhguy, the other Rastafarian who was denied admission to the school.

Source:citinewsroom

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Another UTAG strike imminent; Finance Minister to blame

Ken Ofori-Atta is the Minister of Finance

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) is likely to lift the suspension on its recent strike, 3news.com has gathered.

According to reports, there has not been any headway after a one-month negotiation period was agreed upon by parties.

3news.com gathers the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, fails to attend meetings as he constantly delegates other officials to represent him.

This is said to have angered leadership of the university teachers as they claim the Minister is not according them the deserved respect.

They are, therefore, lacing their boots for a long strike.

An Open Letter written by recently-elected Secretary, Professor Ransford Yaw Gyampo, to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday suggested that “no one can contain the anger of University Teachers should they be allowed to strike again, after the expiration of the one month negotiation period”.

“A simple survey on the various campuses would give a sense of how bitter and angry they are, for the disrespectful manner in which they have been treated over the years.”

Most of the tertiary institutions are wrapping up end-of-semester examinations for regular students for the 2020/2021 academic year but a strike will affect research work, project work as well as distance education programmes.

It could also lead to delay in re-opening for the next academic year.

Source :3 News

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News we’re accepting applications for local Postgraduate Scholarship false-GETFUND

The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund), says it is not true it is accepting any applications for Postgraduate local scholarships (Masters and Ph.D. Programmes) for the 2021/2022 Academic year.

A statement issued by the GETFund management on Friday, September 17, said there is false information to the contrary circulating on social media.

“We wish to notify the General Public that, GETFund has not commenced Postgraduate local scholarships (Masters and Ph.D. Programs) applications for the 2021/2022 academic year”, it said, and urged the General Public to “discard same as false and treat such as a hoax.”

“GETFund shall not be held liable to any person who falls victim to such cruel falsehood.”

Source : Graphiconline

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Accra :Court sentences JHS student for beating his teacher

An Accra Juvenile Court has sentenced a final year student of the Nungua Kroma Two Junior High School, who assaulted a teacher for punishing him, to a fine of GH¢ 1,800.

The student, in default, would serve three months jail term.

He had denied conspiring with 15 other men to assault the teacher for punishing him for his failure to do his homework, but the Court, at the end of trial, found him guilty.

The Prosecution called five witnesses to make the case.

It earlier told the Court that the convict (name withheld) had refused to do his homework and after he was punished, he dashed home to call 15 other young men, who allegedly stormed the school in a Sprinter bus and attacked the teacher, inflicting wounds on his face.

The teacher, Mr Moses Onyameasem, was rescued by his colleagues and rushed to the LEKMA Hospital, Accra, where he was treated and discharged.

After the attack, the mother of the pupil was also alleged to have gone to the School and verbally assaulted the teacher, prosecution said, adding that the development led to the closure of the School.

On Monday, February 22, 2021, at about 1215 hours, the teacher, accompanied by Mr Roger Asempa, the Head Teacher, went to the Police Station to report the assault.

The teacher reported that earlier at about 1200 hours, a student in his class and 15 other young men from the Nungua Town came to the School in a bus to physically assault him.

Prosecution said a medical form was issued to the complainant to seek medical attention, whilst a joint stakeholder meeting was held over the incident.
Source :GNA

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