Information gathered by unitedshowbiz.com.gh has it that Aggrey Memorial A.M.E. Zion Senior High School in Cape Coast has admitted a dreadlocked (Rastafarian) student by the name, Marcus Asiedu in the second week of March 2021.
Earlier two Ghanaian students were refused admission at Achimota School for being Rastafarians.
According to the narration, the school refused admission because of their long hair which apparently goes against the rules of the school.
Marcus after gaining admission at Aggrey Memorial SHS has thanked the management of the school and the Headmistress together with his dad Kwadwo Asiedu for their kind gesture and good reception in photos sighted by unitedshowbiz.com.gh.
Excited Marcus, took to his Facebook handle to express his gratitude for gaining admission in a write up which reads;
“My heartfelt appreciation and respect to the HeadMistress of Aggrey Memorial Senior High School, Cape Coast, also to the Senior House Mistress, Senior House Master, and the staff and management of the school for granting my Rasta Son admission into the school.
Marcus is most grateful to be given the opportunity to compete academically with the other students. We call on the Headmistress of Achimota school to stop the discrimination, segregation, racism and hate policy against Rasta.
We thank all those who have been with us during these trying moments”
Marcus has received his school clothes and other items needed to by him to start his academic work as a fresher at Aggery Memorial School and a free SHS student.
Aggrey Memorial A.M.E. Zion senior high School is a publicly supported Coeducational senior high school in Cape Coast, Ghana. It provides students in forms 1 through 4 a rigorous preparatory education with the aim of passing the WASSCE.