Malawi High Court orders Gov’t ordered schools to allow children with dreadlocks

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A Malawian High Court has ordered the Government to ensure that children with dreadlocks are allowed access to public schools.

““Ensure that the applicant is fully supported and not subjected to any hardships due to the injunction, otherwise the court shall hold the school authorities in contempt,” Malawi24 quoted the court order.

According to local media, the order was issued following an application by a pupil who had been kicked out of school becauseof her hair.

The judge  in Zomba said the dreadlocks are part of the Rastafarian religion which should not be discriminated against.

The child’s class teacher was also ordered to offer make up classes to cater for sessions missed.