A 19-year-old dreadlocked student, who has been denied admission at Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS) in the Ashanti Region, says he is considering quitting school for good.
Selasi Yankee, another student with dreadlocks, has been denied admission to the Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School in the Ashanti Region.
Selasi Yankee with aggregate 15 was placed at OKESS by Ghana Education Service (GES) computer placement system only to be denied admission by the school’s authorities under the pretext that “school regulations do not permit dreadlocks on campus”.
Speaking on Akoma FM, Selasi Yankee disclosed that he will rather choose to keep his dreadlocks over the school when it comes down for him to choose between cutting his locks before he’s admitted into the school.
Father Michael Kofi Sarpong, whose hair is also deadlocked, told the host of GhanAkoma Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin that “in our family, we are all dreadlocked because that is our belief. So we can’t cut his hair, he has been wearing the hair since infancy and throughout all his documents he’s captured with his locks so what’s different now?”.