Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has warned that any student found violating the school conducts in the state would be expelled henceforth.
The governor’s statement came after the state’s chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) made good its threat on Tuesday to have Christian students attend school in church robes and garments.
Speaking on Tuesday during the commissioning of the ultra-modern St Michael’s RCM Government Middle School, Ibokun, Aregbesola said it was wrong and criminal for a section or group of people to have directed some innocent students to wear choir robes to schools against court’s judgment.
He urged all those aggrieved with the recent court judgement over hijab should channel their grievances according to the rule of law and not result to self-help.
“The Judiciary is an independent arm of government, the decisions of which are not subject to any influence by other arms of government,” Aregbesola said.
“It is funny for some people to insinuate that government has a hand in the judgement,” he said. “The government is a democracy, not a theocracy. Any student found disobeying school rule and regulation risks expulsion from our schools.”