Thursday 26 November, 2020

Let's Talk: 'Hairstyle shouldn't matter at schools'

It shouldn't matter what hairstyle a student wears. 

That was the unanimous response from members of the public when asked their opinion on the reasoning given by the three-judge panel which found that a seven-year-old girl’s constitutional rights were not breached when the administration of the Kensington Primary School in Greater Portmore insisted that she either cut her locks or be withdrawn from the institution. 

The court said the child had no right to attend that particular school - which has a policy of no braids, no beads, no locks - as she can be enrolled elsewhere. It also noted that she was not denied entry on religious grounds.

Watch the latest Let's Talk to see the views of the public.

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