Achimota School no longer conducive for Rastafarians – Childs Right Int’l

Children’s rights group Child Rights International has lashed out at the Achimota School after it rejected a directive by the GES to admit two Rastafarian students who were earlier denied entrance into the school system.

The CRI believes that following the brouhaha surrounding the students, the school is no longer conducive for them to live and study in.

Executive Director of the outfit Bright Appiah observes that the school is not interested in the welfare of children and if he was a parent he would immediately withdraw his wards.

Speaking to Naa Dedei Tetteh on Starr Today Mr Appiah said “for me, the school is not even conducive, the school does not have the interest of children and if I were, any other parent I’ll withdraw my children from that school because that school does not seek for the protection of the children.”

“They are not interested in the welfare of children. If we know what goes into the development of children and we know how some of these things play out in the minds of children and how they conceive ideas in their developmental stages, we would not put the children in these kinds of situations.”

He stressed “let’s even forget about what the parents say, let’s even forget about what their religious beliefs say, let’s even forget about what the school rules and regulation say, let’s look at the child that has been placed in the setup. Who knows that he went to write the examination, passed, got a good grade, placed by the same system, and then just at the entry point, the entry point decided to tell you that if you don’t do ABCD, you can enter that environment.”

Mr Appiah further warned that “we are giving our children certain attitudes and when they begin to show up some of these attitudes we think that they have acquired it from elsewhere, but it’s our own acts and behaviors that have put them in those kinds of situations.”

Source: Starr FM

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