A lawyer with the Rastafari Council, Ras Tetteh Wayo says the Ghana Education Service (GES) has backtracked on its initial directive that instructed the Achimota Senior High School to accept 2 students with dreadlocks. This follows the refusal of Achimota School to enrol the 2 rastafarian students because of their dreadlocks. According to Ras Wayo, following the GES directive on March 20, the Service called for a meeting with all the concerned parties i.e. the parents of the students and the headmistress of Achimota Senior High School. Speaking on The Pulse, Ras Tetteh Wayo revealed that during that meeting with the GES, the Service sided with the headmistress of Achimota and backtracked on their initial directive, stating that the purpose of the statement released by the Service was to quell the public outburst on the issue. . “It was the GES that called for the meeting for the 2 parties, i.e. the parents of the students and the Headmistress of Achimota School…and one of the GES’ deputy directors who chaired the meeting was clear that that was just to quell the media outburst and to bring a bit of calm environment in the country. “But the GES will still stand with the Headmistress of Achimota School’s position that they will only take on the young Ghanaians” He further stated that the GES “publication we all saw some few days was a façade, a fluke”. “It was just to deceive the citizens of this country to believe that the GES is going to restore peace. So Ghana should be aware of how the matter has now unfolded and at this meeting, GES supported the position of Achimota headmistress.” Mr Wayo said that the GES in the meeting stated that it stands with the headmistress of Achimota School that the 2 students have been admitted, but they must cut off their dreadlocks in order to enrol. He stated that Rastafari Council is shocked by the GES’ reaction and thus they will look at other ways of resolving.