Achimota School Continues Legal Battle in Appeals Court to Remove Rastafarian Student

Legal Battle Continues as Achimota School and Attorney General Appeal Admission of Rastafarian Student to NSMQ Team

Despite Rastafarian student Tyrone Iras Marhguy being added to Achimota School’s National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) team and set to lead the team due to his exceptional brilliance and discipline, the school, together with the Attorney General and the school’s old students association, is currently in the Court of Appeal seeking to overturn the High Court’s judgment that compelled the school to admit Master Marhguy in 2021.

In 2021, Achimota School and the Attorney-General’s office filed an appeal challenging the High Court’s order, arguing that the Court had erred in its judgment. They are continuing to pursue the case in court.

The Attorney General, in their appeal, asserted that the regulation of Achimota School, which requires students to keep their hair low, does not infringe upon the applicant’s freedom to practice and manifest his religion. They also contested the High Court’s ruling that the school’s actions violated the applicant’s right to dignity.

Despite the ongoing legal battle, Tyrone Iras Marhguy has once again made headlines following his inclusion in Achimota School’s NSMQ team. The case continues to unfold as both sides present their arguments before the Court of Appeal.

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