Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, is outraged over what he terms as the ‘unilateral position’ by the Governing Board of Achimota School to appeal the High Court ruling ordering the institution to enroll the two Rastafarian students who were earlier denied admission into the school.
The Minister says it is not in the place of the board to take such a decision.
“I am very surprised, the Board cannot take that unilateral position to go back to court”, Dr. Adutwum said.
He was speaking on Metro TV’s late night show, Good Evening Ghana.
The Minister expressed dissatisfaction with the Board’s action saying, ” Boards of High Schools are constituted by the Minister. Instructions for the running of the schools are provided by the Director General of the Ghana Education Service”
Dr. Yaw Adutwum also stated that the Ministry and management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) will soon come out on the way forward.
He also disclosed that while waiting on the Attorney General for details on the ruling, a meeting between the Ministry, school authorities and the Board is to be arranged later today, [Wednesday, June 2, 2021] for further deliberations on the matter.
“I am waiting for the full briefing of the Attorney General. I am meeting with the Headmistress of Achimota School and the Board for a decision to be made”.
One can contemplate if the school’s administration will obey any further instructions from the Ministry or the GES on the latest development
This is because, although the GES had initially directed Achimota School to admit the students, it however backtracked after pushback from the school’s stakeholders and further engagements.