A high court, sitting in the eastern city of Zomba Malawi, has ordered education authorities to admit learners with dreadlocks in public schools across the country

Ntaba ruled on a petition brought by two Rastafarian children who were refused admission in public schools in 2016 and 2010, that barring children with dreadlocks from attending school was a breach of their right to education.

He ordered the Ministry of Education to issue a statement to allow all children of the Rastafarian community with dreadlocks to be allowed in class and that the circular should be done by 30th june.

Meanwhile, talks between the Rastafarian community in Malawi and the country’s Attorney General to settle the matter have failed resulting in a prolonged legal suit, whose determination was made yesterday.

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