Tyrone Iras Marhguy, one of the young men at the centre of the enrollment scandal at the Achimota School has been listed as a team member of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) of the school.
The National Championship of the 2021 NSMQ will happen later in October 2021.
This was made known in a Facebook post sighted by unitedshowbiz.com.gh on the verified handle of Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare popularly known as Kwaku Azar, a human rights activist and a senior law lecturer.
Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare disclosed that Tyrone Iras Marhguy will join NSMQ team of Achimota School for the next two years.
“Achimota has named Tyrone Iras Marhguy in its squad for the National Maths and Science Quiz for the next two years and it is in court, with the assistance of the State, seeking to kick him out of the school.
Look, our problems are simple. It is our solutions that complicate them. Congrats, Tyrone, ignore the noise!” – Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare wrote on Facebook
It is well noting that the authorities of Achimota School and the Attorney-General’s department have filed an appeal challenging a High Court’s ruling that the former admits some two Rastafarian students.
Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea and Tyrone Iras Murghuy were asked by Achimota School to either do away with their dreadlocks or forfeit their admission.
The boys, Tyrone Iras Marhguy and Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea had dragged the Achimota School Board of Governors, the Minister of Education, Ghana Education Service, and the Attorney General to court for refusing to enroll them with the explanation that they had to shave their dreadlocks in accordance with the School’s regulations.
However, on May 31, 2021, the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Gifty Agyei Addo ruled that the fundamental human rights of the two students cannot be limited by the rules in question.
Justice Gifty Agyei explained that she does not think the Achimota School and proponents, including GES and the Attorney General’s Department, have made a compelling argument as to why those two students should not be admitted, especially given their rights to education as well as their rights to express their religious freedom.
But appealing the ruling, Achimota School argues that the High Court erred by indicating that the rules and regulations of the school with regard to ensuring uniformity in appearance is unlawful and interferes with one’s religious rights.