Tyrone Iras Marhguy, the young Rastafarian student who was denied admission to Achimota Senior High School because of his dreadlocks in 2021 has achieved academic excellence in the recently concluded West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The science student from Achimota SHS has made a triumphant return to the spotlight after achieving straight As in the 2023 edition of the WASSCE.
A video circulating on social media captured the moment Tyrone, along with his friends, eagerly checked his results on a computer after the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) released them nationwide on Monday, December 18, 2023.
The group erupted in excitement upon discovering Tyrone’s outstanding performance in his eight subjects with 8As.
While neither Marhguy nor Achimota School has officially confirmed the results, the news has undeniably sparked both congratulations and renewed discussion about the initial controversy.
Recall, in 2021 ignited a nationwide debate and a social media storm, with accusations of discrimination against Marhguy and fellow student Oheneba Nkrabea.
The issue escalated to the courtroom, culminating in a landmark victory for the students.
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.
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Rastafarian student 'rejected' by Achimota School excels in 2023 WASSCE.— Doqtor (@comback_gh) December 19, 2023
Tyrone Marhguy scored an impressive 8 As.