Hijab Crisis: Kwara Extend Closure Of 10 Schools

The Kwara State government has further ordered the extension of the closure of 10 Mission Secondary Schools in the state over Hijab controversy.

A statement released on Monday by Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development said that the schools should remain closed because of security reasons.

It will be recall that the government shut the 10 schools belonging to some Christian Missions in the state on February 19, 2021, following a crisis on the wearing of Hijab by Muslim female students who attend the schools.

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The statement reads, “The Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development wishes to inform members of the public that the 10 government schools where the use of hijaab is disputed will remain shut until a later date. This decision has been taken for safety reasons.”

Mrs Kemi Adeosun, listed the schools to include C&S College Sabo Oke, ST. Anthony College, Offa Road, ECWA School, Oja Iya, Surulere Baptist Secondary School, Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam, 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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“The government therefore directs schoolchildren 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,” the statement said.

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