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Hijab Controversy: Kwara Govt Shuts 10 Schools Untill Further Notice

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 08th Mar, 2021 -

The government of Kwara state has ordered 10 schools in the state to be closed down immediately.

10 grant-aided missionary schools have been ordered to be closed indefinitely.
The order given by the  Kwara Government was taken over the Hijab (religious veil) controversies.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Kemi Adeosun on Monday, said;
“The government, therefore, directs school children and teachers in the affected schools to remain at home until the contrary is announced.

”The government remains committed to fairness, pluralism, and respect for the law and rights of every citizen at all times,” she said.
The 10 schools were on Feb.19, closed down temporarily over the Hijab controversy in the state.
A committee was set up by the government to find a solution to the issue.
However, on Feb. 26, the state government announced March 8, for the reopening of all the closed schools, after stakeholders agreed in a meeting held that Hijab should be accepted as part of school uniform in schools.
The affected schools are C&S College Sabo Oke, St. Anthony Secondary School, Offa Road, ECWA School, Oja Iya, Surulere Baptist Secondary School, and Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam.
Other schools are CAC Secondary School Asa Dam road, St. Barnabas Secondary School Sabo Oke, St. John School Maraba, St. Williams Secondary School Taiwo Isale, and St. James Secondary School Maraba.

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