UI International School Shut Down As Hijab Controversy Deepens
The University of Ibadan International School has been shut down indefinitely on Monday, November 19, following the lingering crisis over the wearing of hijab by female Muslim pupils in the school.
A statement posted on the main gate of the school said that the school had been shut down until further notice.
“Notice: The International School, University of Ibadan has been closed down until further notice. Please, take note,” the statement read.
It was gathered that school activities had resumed today, until a student wearing a hijab was locked out.
Students and parents quickly gathered at the school’s main gate to protest, asking that the Muslim students be allowed to wear their hijabs.
See some tweets with respect to the closure below:
The international school Ibadan, ISI, a secondary school owned and established by university of Ibadan shut her own students out because of their dressing in hijab. The school management has violated their human right, the time when @LASG had lifted the ban due to d appeal court pic.twitter.com/qeXjlHo4UH
— olasemeji abdulqadr (@olase2qadr) November 17, 2018
The International School Ibadan (ISI) has been shut down until further notice.
The school was closed down over the non-refusal of Muslim parents to budge, despite the resolution of the Governing Board of the school on the wearing of hijabs on school uniforms.
The school is… pic.twitter.com/duX2zXHnOp
— Crevo360 (@Crevo360_Ng) November 19, 2018
— Abu AbdulHaq (@AbdulhaqAbu) November 19, 2018