Hijab crisis: CAN succeeds as Osun students wear choir robes to school


Last week, the Christian Association of Nigeria threatened to direct Christian students  clad   choir robes in defiance of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s directive that Muslims be allowed to adorn their Hijabs. And sure enough, they have made true their threat as some students of Baptist High School, Adeeke, Iwo caused a stir among their colleagues as they appeared in the school in choir robes and other church garments.

The Punch reports that the students came late to the school around 8:35 on Tuesday and headed to their various classes as their colleagues hailed them for their courage.

Many female Muslim students of the school wore hijab on their uniforms and some members of the are in the school to monitor the reaction of the teachers to the mode of dressing of their children.

No student was chased out of the classes for appearing in different clothes and all the students irrespective of their chosen uniforms are being taught by their teachers.

Earlier, Justice Jide Falola of the Osun State High Court had on June 3 given a verdict that Muslim students should be allowed to wear hijab in all public schools in the state because it was part of their fundamental rights.

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