MY HAIR IS MY BELIEF, I WILL NOT CUT IT OFF – RASTAFAR …
Tyron Marghuy one of the Centre of the controversy over dreadlocks who was refused admission due to his hair has reiterated that he will not cut off his hair because of his belief.
‘’My hair is my belief therefore I will not cut it off because of school rules or regulations’’ he said.
He admitted that the management of Achimota school asks him to trim the hair before he’s allowed to campus which he believes is totally discriminatory on his path.
He said this on PM Express on MyJoy Tuesday monitored by Kingdom Fm Online.
According to Tyron, his parent never force him to keep his her, adding that growing up, he and his siblings were barbering their hair, but he decided to follow his father beliefs as a Rastafarian at the age of Tighten (13) since then until date he has know intention to cut off the hair.
‘’I will say the Achimota school is being discriminatory on our admission, because I believe we all have our individual religion, keeping dreadlocks is a belief of the Rastafarian; a religion I associate with ’’says Tyron.
The Ghana Education Service over the weekend directed that the school admits the students but the Headmistress insists otherwise.
On the other hand, the spokesperson for the National Chief Imam Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu added that the Achimota school authority should in their capacity consider the boy before the matter gets worse.
‘’Am sure these boy friends are already in the classroom undertaking academic work for the 2021 academic year which can affect him the more we delay on what steps to take next’’ he explained.
Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu stated that the religious circumstances surrounding the hair style done by students must be spelled out by school authorities.
‘’I think it is about time Ghana we accept that dreadlocks for some people are fashion and with those ones we need to know how to handle’’.
‘’Talking about this particular one is a different matter which is based on beliefs and can not be negotiated for anything, my advice to the school authority is to deep into the matter well with a dialogue which I think will airn good result’’ he pointed.