Tyrone Marhguy with his father and sisters

The young rastafarian boy, Tyron Iras Marhguy, who was denied admission into Achimota School is elated to have his dream of being an engineer back on course.

Speaking to JoyNews’ Kwaku Asante, after a High Court ordered the School to admit him, he said that he feared the case would take years or decades which would have impacted greatly on his dreams.

“Without this judgement I guess we would still have to be coming to the court for a very long time. So I thought as long as this case is in court when you go into another school they will tell you ‘it is contempt to be in the school’, so, that was highly detrimental to my dreams.”

His comment comes barely a few hours after an Accra High Court ordered Achimota School to admit two Rastafarian students it denied admission over their refusal to shave their dreadlocks.

Tyron Iras Marhguy and Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea sued the School’s Board of Governors, the Minister of Education, Ghana Education Service and the Attorney General to enforce their fundamental Human Rights.

The two students were posted to Achimota School by the Computerised School Placement System but the Achimota School authorities claimed it is against the regulations for applicants with dreadlocks to be admitted.

However, the Human Rights Division of the High Court presided over by Justice Gifty Agyei Addo ruled that the fundamental human rights of two students cannot be limited by the rules in question.

Tyrone Marhguy said that the ruling means a lot to him, adding that this ruling has proved he did not deserve the discrimination he faced.

“So now knowing that we’ve come to a conclusion and I can go back to my plan of fulfilling my dreams,” he stated.

The young student said he is prepared to continue his dream of achieving great things from where he left off.

“We (Tyrone and his sisters) have our individual dreams and it included going through the SHS, that’s why I tried my possible best to score an aggregate six, something that less than one percent of the entire half a million kids score.”

“So you can see how prepared I was to fulfill my dreams. So having to go through all of this trauma and all of this discrimination and now knowing that it was somewhat not necessary to have gone through all of this, it means a lot to me.”