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Heads of public schools warned by Kwara govt against violating hijab policy


lady wearing hijab

Kwara State government has warned anyone planning to sabotage the peaceful coexistence in the state through the issue of hijab to desist or face the wrath of the law.

The warning was issued by the Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development in the state, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, at a peace meeting between Muslim and Christian stakeholders of Ijagbo, Oyun Local Government Area of the state, held at the ministry’s headquarters in Ilorin.

She reaffirmed the use of hijab by willing Muslim schoolgirls in all categories of public schools in the state as approved by the state government.

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“The policy statement of the Kwara State government in allowing willing Muslim schoolgirls to wear hijab in all public schools including grant-aided ones is binding,” she asserted.

Hajia Modibbo Kawu said, ” this confirms the pronouncements of the courts of law and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

The Commissioner appealed to both Muslim and Christian leaders to allow peace to reign in the state.

She further directed school heads of Oyun Baptist High School, Ijagbo, to immediately implement the policy statement on the use of approved hijab in public schools.

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Recall that in 2021, the controversial issue of hijab triggered unrest in some schools which received government grants after the Christian community kicked the policy by the state government.

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