“Someone Wears Rasta, You Should Also Be Able To Wear Your Cap Or Hat"- Carbornu .
President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Cabornu, has stated that the Association is indifferent about the High Court’s order for Achimota School to admit two Rastafarian boys who were denied admission into the school for refusing to cut their dreadlocks.
President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Cabornu, has stated that the Association doesn't care about the High Court’s order for Achimota School to admit two Rastafarian boys who were denied admission into the school for refusing to cut their dreadlocks.
Mr Cabornu, who was fully in support of the school's decision to reject the boys, in an interview said his team cannot be bothered about the results of the court’s ruling, given that NAGRAT’s quest to reform students’ character through the enforcement of specific codes of conduct in various schools had been truncated by the court.
He intimated that the court’s order only means that students in various schools are at liberty to dress anyhow.
“What the judgement means is that the Rasta students and all other students can dress anyway and go to school, and we teachers do not have to waste our time and energy talking about character formation. We thank the court for making our work easy.”
“Someone wears rasta, you should also be able to wear your cap or hat. We really do not care about that in any way. We do not care about character formation because our professional understanding of character formation has been truncated by a court ruling and you want us to care. We are going to obey the court ruling”.
He had earlier suggested that Rastafarians should set up their own schools in Ghana if they want their children to keep their dreadlocks in Senior High Schools (SHS).
“I don’t even know why the Rastafarians don’t have their own schools, because they’ve been in this country [Ghana] for a very long time,” Mr Angel Carbonu had said earlier.