The Rastafarian boys who were denied admission to Achimota school for their hairstyle have reportedly been granted scholarships by five to international schools.
According to Joy News journalist Kwaku Asante, five schools in Accra including one top international school have offered admission to the boys which includes a scholarship offer worth six thousand dollars ($6,000) annually. This has caused a lot of uproar on social media with a lot people throwing shades Achimota schools for denying the boys admission to the school.
Recall that Achimota School rejected the directive of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to admit two Rastafarians with dreadlocks.
This is the outcome of an extensive meeting between the parents of the two boys, officials of the Ghana Education Service (GES) and management of the school.
Authorities of the Achimota school had on Thursday turned home the dreadlocked students, asking their parents to cut off their hair or find another school for them.
The news has since caught national attention.
After public outrage, GES directed the school to admit the two first-year students despite their dreadlocks.
An official at the GES who pleaded anonymity told Citi News the school had been directed to admit the students but the school has insisted that it will not change its decision.
Meanwhile, the father of one of the affected boys, Raswad Nkrabea says he will seek legal redress.