Students kicked out of graduation for wearing weave

18

Police officers were called in at the graduation ceremony of the Seventh Day Adventist Academy in Liberta after parents and students clashed with school administrators.

The school was trying to stop students who breached the graduation guidelines to include wearing weaves and makeup from entering the church.

Outraged parents stormed the ceremony insisting that their children take part in the ceremony.

When lawmen arrived they tried to get a grip on the situation but only aggravated the situation.

The students were allegedly told of the graduation rules ahead of time which meant they could not wear braids, weaves and extensions.

Only the students who adhered to the rules walked across the stage.

 

 

Advertise with the mоѕt vіѕіtеd nеwѕ ѕіtе іn Antigua!
We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages. Your content is delivered instantly to thousands of users in Antigua and abroad!
Contact us at [email protected]

18 COMMENTS

  1. The parents and their children are just an example of how lawless Antigua & Barbuda has become. Rule is rule please follow it both parents and children to make this nation a better place.

    • I agree with you. They had the rules, so they MUST obey them!

      The parents should have shown an example and enforce the school rules. If, for some reason, they were not aware, and they are getting instructions at the ceremony, then stand down and appreciate the situation.

      Sad, just so sad

  2. New Bethel S.D.A AcademyThe Parents Were Given A Notice That Their Child/Children Were Not Supposed To Wear Braids now Look What The Parents Did Read Below↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
    Police officers were called in at the graduation ceremony of the Seventh Day Adventist Academy in Liberta after parents and students clashed with school administrators.

    The school was trying to stop students who breached the graduation guidelines to include wearing weaves and makeup from entering the church.

    Outraged parents stormed the ceremony insisting that their children take part in the ceremony.

    When lawmen arrived they tried to get a grip on the situation but only aggravated the situation.

    The students were allegedly told of the graduation rules ahead of time which meant they could not wear braids, weaves and extensions.

    Only the students who adhered to the rules walked across the stage.

  3. The New Bethel S.D.A Academy sent out letters to parents that their child/Children Were Not To Where Braids Look at The Outcome
    Read Below ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
    Police officers were called in at the graduation ceremony of the Seventh Day Adventist Academy in Liberta after parents and students clashed with school administrators.

    The school was trying to stop students who breached the graduation guidelines to include wearing weaves and makeup from entering the church.

    Outraged parents stormed the ceremony insisting that their children take part in the ceremony.

    When lawmen arrived they tried to get a grip on the situation but only aggravated the situation.

    The students were allegedly told of the graduation rules ahead of time which meant they could not wear braids, weaves and extensions.

    Only the students who adhered to the rules walked across the stage

  4. Parents And Children Don’t Listen They Told The Students No Braids Or Extensions
    The Parents Were Invited To A Meeting And They Gave The Parents The Notice No Child Should Were Jewellery, Braids Or Extentions.
    On The Day Of The Graduation, Some Students Came To the Graduation With Braids, Extensions and When They Went To Walk Up They Were Told They Weren’t Going To Graduate Them With Their Beads In Their Hair
    Some Parents Tried To Push Their Children To Be Graduated. The Police Had To Be Called In And Then The Matter Got Worse. Some Parents Were Shouting “They Can Tap Arwu” And “Pull Them Out”
    Why Doesn’t The Minister Or The Principal State Press Releases On The Issue

  5. They were NOT “kicked out” for wearing weave. The police had to be called for the despicable behaviour of the adults who sent a strong message to the youths that “do as you like” is okay. In the future these are the same parents who will “hold their belly and bawl” when their children break the laws of the land.

    RULES ARE RULES!! If you don’t like the rules, stay out the game.

    Allow children to be children. Why do PRIMARY SCHOOL kids need weave and fake nails??

    A memo dated June 12 and a meeting the week of graduation detailed the graduation dress policy. A wah dem mean fu do.

    What a nasty example those rebellious adults sent to those children. Have mercy Jesus.

  6. B.S.!!!!!!! You cant tell me what to do with my child. Them pass them place. Them would haffu give me back my money that I paid for the graduation

  7. When you go to court you have to comply with dress code or you are kicked out. When you travel by air you have comply with airport and airline rules. What make you think you can flaunt the people’s rules in thier own church building.
    When it comes to that Adventist prefer you keep your money rather than disrespect our place of worship.

  8. Although the school could have handled things differently, the parents were wrong. They were not thinking of their children. The incident demonstrated their selfishness and disrespect for God, the school and their children.
    I hope these parents understand that their actions not only hurt their children but could harm them for life.
    All the pretense and excuse and some of the staments I hear in the nedia by a aunt of a graduate simply speaks of their dishonesty.
    If your child goes to an Adventist school for one year, let alone six, and you want to claim you do know their deportment policy for any activity the have in the church building you are being dishonest.

  9. There are reasonable rules that exist for a reasonable reason, then there are idiotic rules that exist for prejudicial attitudes. In this day and age, no braids? Well, it’s a rule. No blacks allowed was a rule.

  10. Wow look pan all aru hyprocrties. Aru min dey fu know wha happen. Chupz if it min been aru pikney aru no min go have all this chat

  11. It is a backward and discriminatory rule. Not excusing the parents but if the child was a Rastafarian would they be banned from taking part. Seems like a throwback to our colonial days when Rasta children had to cut their locks before attending school.

    We need to focus on what’s in our children head as opposed to what’s on it.
    Who decides what is appropriate, ironed or straightened hair is ok but not braids.
    The school board are hiding their prejudices and ignorance behind rules

  12. I applaud this because, this is the type of foolishness that we are being dumbed down to here in the US. Asians are known to collect discarded hair from sewers, dead corpses, animals, and off floors of barber shops, just to sell it on the market….why would anyone want to put that on their head and wear it for days, weeks, or months continuously? Women are quick to tell you that God makes no mistakes, but will hide their God-given hair from the rest of the world.

Comments are closed.