Kwara Hijab Crises: Christian teachers protest, Denied student entry and Government’s order to reopen schools

The Kwara state Hijab issue has hit another logjam and takes new magnitude as the Christian teachers and staff rebel against gorverment’s order to reopen schools across the state

Few weeks ago the gorverment of Kwara state under governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazak through Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Kemi Adeosun said in a statement that closure of some schools become necessary due to some security threat around the school

“The closure of the schools became necessary to forestall security breaches which may affect lives and properties. 

Meanwhile, the refusal of the school teacher to reopen and resume duties follow the order of the state government stated in a statement released last night through ministry of education and directed all affected schools to reopen and resume academic activities
The statement read as

“The government is convinced that its policy to allow willing Muslim schoolgirls to wear their hijab in public schools will lead to sustainable peace and communal harmony anchored on mutual respect and understanding.”

“This path to mutual respect, understanding and peace with regards to hijab had long been adopted in northern Nigeria and many states in the Southwest such as Lagos, Osun, Ekiti and Oyo States,’” the statement read in part.

The teacher were seen in their numbers with placard contain different content to express their grievances

It was gathered that there was chaos at Baptist School, Surulere over the issue before the Police had to be invited to calm the tension.

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