Rasta case: Achimota’s appeal intended to delay education of my clients – Lawyer

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Lawyer for Rastafirina students Tyrone Marhguy ad Oheneba Nkrabea Wayoe Ghanamannti says the decision by the Achimota School to appeal the court ruling which directed it to admit the two Rastafarians is intended to delay the education of the students.

"It's interesting. It is not a surprise, but the surprise is that the board is insisting that the time tested rules of the school has been challenged and they say they disagree. They have a right to appeal but in a sense what they are seeking to do is to unduly delay the school of these little boys. And this is not what the board would have done if it were their children or grandchildren involved.

"The court judgement was clear and straight to the point," he told Starr News on Tuesday.

He however noted the two students will report to school today to begin their admission processes.

"As things stand now, they were to report to school immediately after the ruling but they could not, so we have decided they will report on Wednesday (today)".

The Achimota School in a statement after the landmark ruling which has been hailed by the majority of Ghanaians stated said it has instructed its lawyers to appeal the decision.

The school board stated that it disagrees with the ruling of the Court and will appeal against it.

The impasse between the students and the school has been ongoing since March 19 during which the two students have not been able to start academic work with their colleagues.

Tyrone Marghuy and Oheneba Nkrabea were placed at the school through the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) having satisfied the entry requirement by creditably passing their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Source: Starr FM