Mon. Sep 19th, 2022

The Kwara State Government has shut down Oyun Baptist High School Ijagbo indefinitely over violence display of religious groups emanated from hijab crisis.

The decision of the State government was contained in a release signed by Kwara State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu on Thursday, 3rd of February 2022.

The release reads in full:

“•The Kwara State Government totally condemns the resort to violence in the government-owned Oyun Baptist High School, Ijagbo, on Thursday. This is totally unacceptable.

“•The Kwara State Government unreservedly condemns the flagrant act of discrimination against anyone, especially children, on religious grounds. Such discrimination will not be tolerated in any public-owned institution in the state.

“•While the government and the security agencies continue to work with leaders on all sides, it hereby directs the immediate shutdown of the school pending resolution of the issue.

“•The government commends the security agencies for their prompt action that has restored calm in the area. The government calls on them to investigate and bring to book anyone linked to the violence as a deterrence to others.

“•The government appeals for calm as violence brings nothing good.”

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