The Kwara State authorities, on Friday, ordered speedy closure of ten grant aided colleges in Ilorin, the state capital over hijab controversy.
They are going to stay closed pending the decision of the hijab controversy within the colleges.
The colleges affected, are C&S Faculty, Sabo Oke; St Anthony Faculty, Offa Street; ECWA College, Oja Iya; Surulere Baptist College, Bishop Smith Secondary College, Agba Dam; St Barnabas Secondary College, Sabo Oke; St John College, Maraba; St Williams Secondary College, Taiwo Isale and James Secondary College, Maraba.
DAILY POST experiences that the hijab controversy has triggered a faceoff between Muslims and Christians in grant aided colleges within the state capital.
The closure is coming as a authorities committee raised on Thursday, comprising Muslim and Christian communities met on Friday to iron out variations between them on the query of hijab.
A press release by the Everlasting Secretary, Ministry of Training and Human Capital Improvement, Mrs Mary Kemi Adeosun, in Ilorin, on Friday, “appealed for calm and urged dad and mom and non secular leaders to keep away from actions or feedback able to additional splitting the 2 communities.”
“Additional communication will probably be issued to tell members of the general public on the event,” the assertion added.
Recall that the state authorities at a marathon assembly on Thursday, arrange a brand new committee aimed toward resolving the variations on the hijab query in grant aided colleges.
The assembly attended by non secular leaders from each Muslim and Christian communities, was presided over by the Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi, who “appealed to all of the leaders to respect their variations, dwell, love and be part of palms to boost a technology of youngsters who will see each other as compatriots.”
The assembly was known as by the state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.