Tyron Marhguy, a Rastafarian undergraduate, filed a second injunction application against the Achimota School, which was denied by the Human Rights Court 1 Division of the High Court.
Marhguy was requesting that the school accept him on a temporary basis awaiting the outcome of the substantive case in which he was refused admission due to his dreadlocks.
On Monday, the court denied a similar application filed by another Rastafarian, Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, requesting that he be admitted pending the outcome of the substantive case.
In her ruling on Tuesday afternoon, Justice Gifty Addo stated that the application as a whole touches on the substance of the substantive suit and would therefore be pre-emptive.
She reasoned that expediting the trial would be the best course of action in the best interests of Tyron’s education.
The case has since been postponed until April 23, 2021, when the hearing will begin.
Meanwhile, Tyron’s father, Teroeo Marhguy, told Citi News that, though he is disappointed with the decision, he believes that justice will be served to him and his son in the end.
Students denied admission
Last month, it was reported that Achimota School had denied two Rastafarians admission to the school, although they had been placed there by the Ghana Education Service’s Computerized School Selection and Placement Service (CSSPS).
The school insisted that its regulation states that all students or potential students maintain a low haircut as a requirement for admission.
It therefore said the two Rastafarians must cut their dreadlocks if they want to be granted admission. The two students insisted and were consequently denied admission.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) subsequently ordered Achimota School to admit the students, but it made a U-turn on its stance.
The two Rastafarians subsequently went to court to challenge the position of Achimota School.