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Hijab crisis: Staff return to work as mission schools records low turn of students

Academics and employees of ten mission faculties in Ilorin, shut down by the Kwara State authorities over the hijab controversy, reported for work on Friday in compliance with the federal government’s directive.

Recall that the Chairman, state Educating Service Fee, TESCOM, Malam Bello Tahueed, on Thursday, directed the academics and employees of the affected faculties to report for work or face the total weight of the legislation.

DAILY POST reviews that although the employees reported to work as early as 8am there weren’t many actions within the faculties, as college students didn’t flip up in giant numbers as anticipated.

Mother and father who spoke to DAILY POST stated their resolution to not launch their kids was based mostly on safety causes.

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A few of the ten mission faculties locked up by their proprietors had been compelled open to permit employees and college students to renew as directed by the state authorities.

At St Anthony’s School Offa Highway, authorities brokers broke the chain and padlocks had been utilized in locking the gate.

Nevertheless, the academics and employees of a lot of the mission faculties visited had been seen in teams discussing the difficulty at hand.

Our correspondent reviews that the ten mission faculties had been closed down over the hijab concern and requested to renew on March 17, 2021.

The reopening was prolonged once more for safety causes by the federal government following resistance by the Christian group to not enable Muslim ladies to make use of hijab within the mission faculties.

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The federal government, nevertheless, directed the colleges to renew once more on Friday to permit supposed WASC college students put together for his or her examinations, with a warning to academics and employees to report for responsibility or face the implications.

The ten affected faculties are, C&S School Sabo Oke; St Anthony School Offa Highway; ECWA Faculty, Oja Iya; Surulere Baptist Faculty; Bishop Smith Secondary Faculty, Agba Dam; CAC Secondary Faculty, Asa Dam; St Barnabas Secondary Faculty, Sabo Oke; St John Faculty, Maraba; St Williams Secondary Faculty, Taiwo Isale; and St James Secondary Faculty, Maraba.

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