Oheneba Nkrabea now a GIS student on $160,000 scholarship

Even as Achimota School and the Attorney-General’s department mount an appeal against Accra High Court Justice, Gifty Agyei Addo’s ruling on May 31 that the rasta duo of Tyrone Iras Marhguy and Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea be enrolled, Oheneba has found a new school.

Blakkpepper checks show that Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea has received a full scholarship at the Ghana International School (GIS) valued at $160,000 following the discriminatory stance of Achimota School against the boys who keep their organic hair.

Blakkpepper understands that an offer was equally made to Tyrone Iras Marhguy, however, his parents were yet to take up the offer.

The Nkrabea family, having taken up the offer, paved the way for Oheneba’s second day at GIS today.

Ghana International School is a coeducational international school at Cantonments, with a population derived from different countries and cultural orientations reflective of their progressive inclination.

Achimota School is urging the Appeals Court to set aside the judgement of the High Court and order the plaintiffs to comply with the school’s regulations if they choose to be students of the school.

For the AG’s department, they insist the judge erred in her ruling adding the decision by Achimota School does not interfere with the right to the education of the boys.

Parts of the appeal by the AG’s office read: “The learned Judge erred when she held that the regulation of the 1st Respondent requiring that students keep their hair low amounted to an illegal and unconstitutional attempt to suspend the manifestation of the Applicant’s guaranteed freedom to practice and manifest his religion…”.

“The learned Judge erred when she held that Respondent’s actions of asking the Applicant to step aside during the registration process are a violation of his right to dignity especially when the 2nd Respondent had disputed the veracity of that fact,” the appeal continues.

It would be recalled that Tyrone Iras Marhguy and Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea had sued the Achimota School Board of Governors, the Minister of Education, the Ghana Education Service (GES), and the Attorney General for refusing to enrol them.

Justice Gifty Agyei Addo had ruled that the fundamental human rights of the two students cannot be limited by the rules of the school falling on the fundamental human rights guaranteed under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana regarding rights to education and religious freedom.

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