The Education Minister Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has vowed to ensure that the Achimota School maintains its brand as a citadel of academic excellence.
This controversy comes after the school denied two first-year students admission because of their dreadlocks.
The Education Minister says despite this becoming a national issue, it will not affect the image of the school.
â€œI do not believe that Achimotaâ€™s history is going to be defined by a story of exclusion. Achimota is a great institution and we will do everything to ensure that it maintains its brand as a great institution of reputeâ€ Education Minister said.
The Education Minister indicated that once the controversies are addressed, the Director-Director of GES will issue fresh guidelines to all heads of Senior High Schools with regards to the handling of issues of such nature.
â€œI donâ€™t think GES rescinded anything. But what I will tell you is that the Chief Director of the Education Ministry together with the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, the parents and the headmistress have been in meetings. Theyâ€™ve been meeting. Thursday, the was a long meeting here. We will find a solution to the crisis and thereafter GES will issue a directive to all headmasters and headmistresses as to what to do in such a situation,â€ he said.
Dr Adutwum, however, urged Ghanaians to calm down as various stakeholders find a long-lasting solution to the stalemate.