Finally, after weeks of frustration in securing admission at the prestigious Achimota Senior High School, young Tyron Iras Marhguy who was turned away by administrators of the school has filed legal action against the Board of Governors of the school, and the Attorney General. The brilliant student was rejected by the Achimota School despite evidence of his qualification and placement by the Computerized School Selection and Placement System CSSPS).
The news as announced by Osei Bonsu of Asempa Fm, on the Ekosiisen Show this evening, has it that the legal action was effected yesterday at the court. In the suit, as read by Osei Bonsu, the Board of Governors of the Achimata SHS are the first respondent, and the Attorney General the second respondent.
A section of the suit argued that the student was being discriminated against for his Rastafarian belief and culture, a situation the plaintiff (Tyron Iras Marhguy) mentioned infringes on his fundamental human rights and freedoms.
“…that the refusal of admission of the student on the basis of his Rastafarian religion, beliefs, and culture characterized by the keeping of his rasta is a violation of his fundamental human rights and freedoms guaranteed under the 1992 constitution…”
Seven reliefs are being sought by the plaintiff [Tyron Iras Marhguy], one of which is an order to have the school “immediately admitted the student.”
The school is however yet to respond to the suit. Earlier in a news publication, Tyron is said to have hinted that he will soon be granted admission into the Achimota SHS. Perhaps he is cocksure of the outcome of his legal action taken to defend his right to education.
The debate surrounding his rejection by the school had lingered to an extent the Minister for Education, Dr. Aduwtum finds to be illogical the persistence by school authorities to employ certain regulations that deny the young and brilliant Rastafarian student.