Sun. Sep 25th, 2022

Following the reports made by on Friday, 20th of January, 2022 on fresh looming hijab crisis in the state, the Kwara State Government led by Mallam Abdulrazaq Abdulrahaman has taken action by meeting principals of schools in Oyun and Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The State Government has clarified that wearing of hijab and beret in schools by students is optional and students should not be compelled to wear any of the two in Government schools.

The chairman of the state’s Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Mal. Bello Abubakar, made this clarification during a meeting with some stakeholders and principals of public schools in Oyun local government area of the state

The clarification followed the alleged refusal of some school principals in Oyun local government area to allow interested Muslim female students wearing hijab access into their schools.

The TESCOM chairman warned school principals in Oyun axis to abide by the policy of the state government and “desist from imposing hijab or berret on any student, instead, it should be made optional.”

He warned the school principals that the state government would not tolerate religious bigotry and also enjoined them to shun religious sentiments and respect the rights of individuals.

In his remarks, the president of All Nigeria Conference of Secondary School Principals (ANCOPSS) in the state, Alh Toyin Abdullahi, expressed his displeasure over the development and urged his colleagues to maintain religious neutrality while resolving any issue in their schools.

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