Achimota School has backed down on a decision to freeze the court order to admit the two Rastafarian boys.
The school’s board in a statement on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, said it is however committed to an appeal against the ruling of the High Court.
It said the decision comes after consultations with two stakeholders on the way forward.
“Further to our statement issued on 1st June 2021 on the subject of two Rastafarian applicants, we have been in consultation with other relevant stakeholders to seek the best ways forward, taking into account the interests of all parties,” it said.
Adding that, “while the Board remains committed to the appeal against the High Court ruling, it will withdraw the application for a stay of execution pending the determination of the appeal by a higher court.”
Education Minister surprised
The Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum was earlier today outraged over what he termed as the ‘unilateral position’ by the Governing Board of Achimota School to appeal the High Court order.
The Minister said it is not in the place of the board to take such a decision.
“I am very surprised, the Board cannot take that unilateral position to go back to court”, Dr. Adutwum said on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana.