The 55-year old University of Ibadan International School has reportedly been shut following the appearance of some pupils who adorned hijab, against the school’s recommended dress code.
Some parents under the umbrella of International School Muslim Parents’ Forum, had in a letter sent to the principal of the school, Mrs. Phebean Olowe; and the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, Prof. Abideen Aderinto, stated that it wanted to “put the school management on notice of this resolution on the rights of our female children to commence the use of hijab from this academic session of 2018/2019.”
Speaking on the development, Prof. Abideen Aderinto, who doubles as the Chairman, Court of Governors of the school, stated that the “jungle approach” being used by the parents would not be tolerated.
Aderinto, who said the school is a private school and not run with “any kobo” from government, stated that the school has rules governing dress codes, which all parents agreed to.
Both school assembly and classes were cancelled when pupils wearing hijab were sighted on the school premises as early as 7am and consequently, the school was shut as a measure to ward off any form of crisis.