Reggie Rockstone

Hiplife Music Pioneer, Reginald Yaw Asante Ossei, has expressed his disappointment in his alma mater, Achimota School for their decision to turn away the 2 Rastafarian students.

Also known as Reggie Rockstone, the Rapper revealed during an interview on Joy FM’s News Night, that as a Pan African, the issues surrounding the dreadlocked students being rejected by Achimota School does “not fly well with him”.

“My whole family has locks and there’s a lot of stuff being written that I find offensive. I’m glad the argument came up. I’m glad the conversation came up…And we have so much to learn.

“For now, I am putting an embargo on Motown (Achimota School), even though I went to the school. I’m not down with Motown right now until we get some stuff right.

Although Rockstone considers himself a “proud Akora”, he intimated that the situation with the school breaks his heart.

“I get emotional when I talk about this and it’s clear why. We could do better as Africans.

“As we speak right now, everything to do with Motown is on pause with me. My wife went to that school, I went to that school, I had a great time in that school. This one, I don’t like”.

Reggie Rockstone, whose wife is a medical doctor asked his fellow Akoras (Achimota alumni) not to call him regarding any alumni events because “he likes to go where he’s welcome”.

His remarks on the matter follow a series of events that started with the Headmistress of Achimota School denying 2 Rastafarian students’ enrolment to the school.

Even though the students were posted to the School under the Computer School Placement System (CSSPS) the Headmistress insisted that the rules of the school do not allow students with dreadlocks to be admitted.

This subsequently generated a massive debate on social media with many claiming that the students have been denied their right to education.

This decision by the school started a nationwide debate on the constitutionality of the school’s actions, drawing reactions from various stakeholders in education, resulting on a debate on the matter in Parliament.

The Education Ministry has promised to lay down specific guidelines for head of schools on how to proceed with such matter going forward.