Kwara State Government Shuts Down 10 Schools Over Hijab Controversy
-Kwara state has announced that 10 schools where the use of Hijab is disputed will be shut down
-The schools were billed to resume yesterday before being shut down by the government
-Student and teachers of the school are to remain at home until the issue is resolved
Kwara State government has ordered the closure of 10 schools in Ilorin over controversy surrounding Hijab wearing.
Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun said that the school will remain shut for safety reasons.
The issue started when the Baptist Church with about 23 schools said that hijabs were prohibited among students.
The government however permitted Muslim students to wear the head-covering to Christian schools.
Kwara State Government has set up a committee comprising individuals of both religions to find a solution to the issue.
The schools include C&S College Sabo Oke, CAC Secondary School Asa Dam road, St. Williams Secondary School Taiwo Isale, St. James Secondary School Maraba, ST. Anthony College, Surulere Baptist Secondary School, Bishop Smith Secondary School, St. John School Maraba, and ECWA School.