The Human Rights Court 1 Division of the High Court has dismissed an interlocutory injunction filed by the Rastafarian student who was denied admission to the Achimota School.
Tyron Iras Marhguy, the student who was denied admission at the Achimota school for keeping his dreadlocks filed a suit against the school’s board and the Attorney General at a High Court on grounds of discrimination and violation of his fundamental human rights.
The family prayed the court to direct the Achimota school to immediately admit the applicant [Tyron Marhguy] to continue with his education while the substantive case lingers.
During the hearing of the case on Monday, April 12, 2021, Her Ladyship Gifty Agyei Addo said the applicant can not be admitted ‘temporarily’ as the substantive case is yet to be determined.
The judge indicated that Tyron Marhguy did not note the difference between an Interim Injunction, which will last for 10 days, and an Interlocutory Injunction which will last until the final determination of the substantive case.
Justice Addo said whether the application was for interim Injunction or interlocutory Injunction, it cannot be granted.
She noted that if she is to grant the applicant an interlocutory injunction, it would be prejudicial to the case.
Meanwhile, the Achimota school has been ordered to file its response in seven (7) days after being served instead of the statutory 21 days.
Her Ladyship Gifty Agyei Addo assured the parties that the Court will expedite action in the substantive case.
The case has been adjourned to April 22, 2021 for the substantive case to be heard.
Story by: Farida Seidu | universnewsroom.com