Kwara State Authorities has acknowledged that utilizing hijab in public schools won’t be compulsory nevertheless Muslim schoolgirls who’re eager can positioned on the headgear.
This clarification is coming following the violence on Wednesday in Ilorin, the place Christians and Muslims engaged in a confrontation following the resolution of the state authorities to reopen 10 faculties earlier closed.
Reacting to the controversy in a press launch on Wednesday evening, signed by Mamman Jibril, the secretary to the state authorities, clarified its place on utilizing hijab in public schools.
In accordance with the state authorities, the approval on utilizing hijab by Muslim female school college students in public schools was in respect to the basic human rights of the schoolgirls.
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“It is vitally essential clarify that the federal authorities won’t be imposing the hijab. It is not compulsory for all our schoolgirls to placed on hijab,” it acknowledged.
“Reasonably, the state authorities approves hijab for any Muslim schoolgirl who must make use of it. The federal authorities is just respecting the basic human correct of those schoolgirls. Nothing additional.
“This has been communicated to all school heads by a spherical of the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development.”
The state authorities moreover clarified that stopping Muslim schoolgirls from sporting hijab in public schools is a “violent contravention of provisions of Half 38 of the construction.”