Tyrone Marhguy: Teen who was refused admission to Achimota School for his dreadlocks speaks
Tyrone Iras Marhguy, one of the students who was refused admission to Achimota School because of his dreadlocks has given a detailed account of the incident.
According to the teenager, when he arrived at Achimota School a mistress prevented him from submitting the items the school authorities asked first-year students to buy and submit.
In an interview with Citi TV, Marhguy disclosed that the mistress was blunt about her bias against his hairstyle as she told him she does not want to have anything to do with him because of his natural hair.
‘When I got there, I was directed to a chapel where the people wait, the place they present the items they were asked to buy. When I got there with my stuff, one of the mistresses who was packing the items presented into the cars told me she wants nothing to do with me because of my dreadlocks, so I should pack my stuff and sit away from the other items presented,” Marhguy recalled.
He added that the mistress said the school will not accept him because of his dreadlocks. Marhguy who gained admission to his dream school through the Computer School Placement System to study General Science expressed surprise that the prestigious school focused on his appearance instead of his academics.
Tyrone’s father, Tereo Kwame Marhguy who was scandalised by the action of the school disclosed that the Assistant Headmaster at Achimota School affirmed that his son’s hairstyle is against the school’s policy on the length of hair students are permitted to grow.
Watch the interview below.