Lagos Finally Approves Use Of Hijab In Public Schools
The Lagos State Government has approved use of hijab – head and body covering for females – in public schools across the state.
The state government in a circular dated 13 November, 2018 with the heading: “Re: Use of Hijab in Lagos Public School.” issued and signed by O. A Olukoya approved the use of hijab in schools.
From _Muslim News_
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According to the content of the circular, shared by the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), which had championed the use of hijabs, the government was quoted as saying:
“Since the case of the use of Hijab in Lagos State is still pending in the Supreme court of Nigeria, status quo be maintained, to avoid contempt of the court, that is students be allowed to wear Hijabs on school uniforms but same must be short, smart, neat and in the same colour of the uniform (skirt).”
“Furthermore, schools management are advised to downplay comments and disciplinary actions on the use of smart Hijabs until the final determination of the case by Supreme Court.
“No student should be discriminated against in any form on the basis of religion.
“All principals and teachers must be sensitized to comply accordingly. You are enjoined to adhere strictly to these recommendations.”