Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Lagos Restricts Use Of Hijab In Public Schools

The Lagos State Government has declared that it has not banned that use of wearing of head cover in public schools in the state.

The Commissioner for Education, Olayinka Oladunjoye at a ministerial briefing in Alausa said what the government has done is to restrict the usage of the hijab during the school hours since it not part of the school uniform in Lagos.

She said the muslim female students are only allowed to used the hijab during prayer times, reading of their Quran and other religious activities.

The commissioner said a stakeholders' meeting would soon be organised to agree on the way out on the use of hijab. 

For his part, the Special Adviser on Education, Fatai Olukoga said the state government has spent seven billion naira so far to develop infrastructure at the Lagos State University, LASU in Ojo.  

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