Kwara Government Shuts Oyun Baptist High School After Fresh Violence Over Hijab

Kwara Government Shuts Oyun Baptist High School After Fresh Violence Over Hijab

The Kwara State government has shut down Oyun Baptist Secondary School, Ijagbo in Oyun Local Government Area of the state after fresh violence erupted in the school over the use of hijab by Muslim students in the school.

The State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, announced the closure of the school in a statement issued on Thursday, Feb, 3, condemning the school management for the continued denial of the use of the hijab.

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Prior to this, some parents had stormed the school to protest the rejection of their children at the school premises after they arrived at the school adorned in their hijabs. This also led youths of both faiths who visited the school to engage in a face-off before they were dispersed by security operatives.

Kawu said the incident was totally unacceptable and vowed that the state government will not tolerate such discrimination in any public institution in the state. He called for calm while directing the security agencies to investigate the incident and arrest anyone linked to the violence to serve as a deterrent to others.

This comes after the state government issued a warning to schools administrators in the state against imposing hijabs or berets on students. 

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Source: My School

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