Rastafarian student ‘rejected’ by Achimota School excels in 2023 WASSCE with 8As

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Tyrone Marhguy, the young Rastafarian who was denied admission to Achimota School because of his dreadlocks, has made a triumphant return to the spotlight, this time not for controversy but for academic excellence.

In a remarkable turn of events, Marhguy has aced the West African Senior Secondary School Examinations (WASSCE), scoring an impressive 8As.

Tyrone gained popularity in 2021 when his admission to Achimota Secondary School became a subject of discussion following an initial decision to deny him entry, largely because of his Rastafarian looks. It took a legal redress to secure him a spot in his school of choice.

Since then, Marguy has been a subject of public interest with most people monitoring his progress.

His rejection by Achimota in 2021 ignited a nationwide debate with accusations of discrimination against Marhguy and fellow student Oheneba Nkrabea.

The Human Rights Court ruled in favour of Marhguy and Nkrabea, calling the school’s policy towards dreadlocks unjustified and an infringement on their religious rights.

A video of him checking his WASSCE results online and securing 8 As has since gone viral.

Since then, a number of people have congratulated him and once again ignited conversations about the need for the Ghanaian society to be more accommodating to Rastafarians.

And just like many of his admirers, Stonebwoy has added his voice to congratulatory messages, emphasizing that Marguy’s academic prowess eliminates the negative labels against Rastafarians.

He tweeted, “Congratulations – This Continues to Defy The Odds That All Rastas Are Up To No Good. 10 VIP tickets for You And Friends- Let’s celebrate On Friday at the Stadium”.

In appreciation of Stonebwoy’s gesture, Marguy replied with gratitude and accepted the invitation to the BHIM Concert.

The Achimota School admission saga involving Marghuy made headlines when he and another student, Oheneba Nkrabea, were initially denied entry due to their dreadlocks.

After a legal battle, Marghuy was eventually admitted, asserting the right of Rastafarian students to maintain their hairstyles and it appears his latest academic feat will further boost the confidence of his kind in future.

While neither Marhguy nor Achimota School has officially confirmed the results, the news has undeniably sparked both congratulations and renewed discussion about the controversy.

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