We’ll Fight Purported Banning if Hijab in S’West Schools, Prominent Islamic Group Vows

Monday, December 27, 2021 at 12: 06 pm

Lagos- The Muslim Student’s Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has vowed to fight the banning of hijab in schools in the southwestern states, especially in the higher institutions, Daily Trust reports.

The Amir/Coordinator of MSSN in the region, Qaasim Odedeji, made this known during the 111th Islamic Vacation Course held at the MSSN Secretariat along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

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Protest from Muslim students called HijabisFightBack in Brussels, Belgium on 05 June 2020. Photo credit: Jonathan Raa/NurPhoto Source: Getty Images

He said some religious bigots are taking delight in using their position to infringe on the fundamental rights of Muslim students.

In his lead paper, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Isiaq Oloyede lamented the shortage of Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK) teachers in the Southwest public schools, saying the curricula in the traditional Islammiyyah schools are in some parts outdated and unsuitable.

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It has earlier been reported that the controversy stemming from the removal of veil from a Muslim student of Nursing at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria, has been laid to rest.

The Dean of Faculty of Nursing of the institution, Professor Ajibade Lawal, has apologized to both the student and the Muslim Ummah in general.

The Muslim Community of Oyo State set up a panel to investigate the matter and midwived the successful peace meeting of parties involved where the matter was resolved.

In other news, the Muslim Community of the state has threatened to take legal actions against schools that prevent Muslims from adorning hijab.

While speaking for the community in Ibadan at a Unity Summit, the chairman, Alhajj Kunle Sanni described it as unwarranted depriving Muslim schoolgirls of wearing hijab.

The Summit drew representatives from different parts of Oyo state who came to deliberate on the unity of the Ummah in the state.


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