May 27, 2024


Tyrone Iras Marhguy, a Rastafarian student, who, in 2021, was denied admission by the Achimota School for wearing his dreadlocks and not heeding the school’s order that he cut the dreadlocks, has come out with flying colours in the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Master Marhguy scored an A1, the highest grade possible, in all of the eight subjects he studied as a General Science student at the school.

Achimota School had rejected him, but a court in May 2021 ordered the school to admit him after much hearing on the matter.

While Marhguy has been receiving much praise from Ghanaians on social media, Achimota is at the receiving end of criticism, even after about three years since the incident happened.

“One my favourite persons of the year. In spite of all the negative and needless press generated by the silly rudderless actions of ‘elite’ administrators in the vaunted walls of Achimota, the young man kept focus.

He could have furthered Achimota’s chances in the Math& Science quiz, but he was not allowed. He really could have scored the same results in any mid-tiered school. Achimota should be thankful,” Franklin Cudjoe of Imani Africa wrote.



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