CAN dares Aregbesola to expel students who wore choir robes to school


After yesterday’s comic show of defiance in Osun State, CAN has insisted that Christian students will continue to adorn choir robes and other church garments to school as long as their Muslim counterparts are allowed to wear hijab (veils).

Following a High Court Judgement granting Muslim students the permission to wear hijab to school, some students of the Baptist High School, Iwo, on Tuesday and Wednesday went to school clad in church garments. To make matters worse, Governor Aregbesola threatened to expel any student caught wearing church garments to school.

Speaking on behalf of the body, the Vice-Chairman of Osun CAN, Pastor Moses Ogundeji, reiterated its stand against the will of the governor.

“The governor should be ready to expel all students in the state. He should be ready to expel those wearing hijab because hijab was never part of the school uniform.”

“If the governor is fighting for the rights of the Muslims, we will also fight for the rights of the Christians,” the cleric stated.

Ogundeji further noted that Christians would take over the sponsorship of any students expelled for wearing church garments to schools.

He said Christians would continue to wear church robes if Muslim students are allowed to wear hijabs in schools established by Christian missionaries.

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