Education Minister calls for calm on Achimota Rasta issue

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum

The Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has said on Ghanaians to be calm on the admission of dreadlocked first year students into Achimota Senior High School.

As the issue rages on, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, MP for North Tongu, in a statement on the floor of Parliament, in Osu-Accra, said it was time for the House and the Ministry of Education to set minimum standards and clear parameters consistent with national laws on what constitutes acceptable rules in schools.

As he reiterated discipline in the nation’s educational institutions, Mr Ablakwa, who is also a former Deputy Minister for Education, called for the ‘mess” to be fixed immediately and “get away with the distraction”.

He announced that the Ghana Education Service (GES)”within the shortest possible time is going to lay out specific guidelines for heads of schools as to how we proceed in this environment”.

Dr Adutwum said: “Mr Speaker, I can tell you, meetings have been held, others are ongoing, which the Ministry of Education is facilitating, to make sure that our students operate in an environment that they give of their best.”

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