The Kwara State Authorities has authorised the usage of hijab in colleges.
Mamma Sabah Jibril, Secretary to the State Authorities, introduced the choice in a press release Thursday evening.
He mentioned the administration consulted extensively with Muslim and Christian communities with a view to clarifying points and reaching a consensus.
The final of such conferences was held on Wednesday; Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq presided.
Jibril recalled that at the very least “10 colleges of curiosity” have been shut down to keep up order and forestall mischief makers from taking undue benefit of the event.
He mentioned the federal government thought of submissions of all main curiosity teams, the training legislation of Kwara State, the prevailing court docket judgments and present international traits of multiculturalism.
“Consequently, the federal government hereby acknowledges and approves the correct of the Muslim schoolgirl to put on the hijab”, the assertion learn.
The Ministry of Training and Human Capital Improvement was ordered to provide you with a uniform hijab for all public/grant-aided colleges, which would be the accepted mode of head overlaying in colleges.
“Any keen schoolgirl with the authorised (uniform) hijab shall have the correct to put on the identical in public/grant-aided colleges”, it added.
The federal government affirmed the correct of each youngster in public colleges to freedom of worship and directed the affected 10 colleges to renew lessons on Monday March 8, 2021.
Kwara approves use of hijab in colleges