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Hijab Crisis: Kwara extends closure of 10 grant-aided schools indefinitely

…Muslims, Christians S’holders maintain positions

By Mumini AbdulKareem
The Kwara State Government last night announced the continued closure of 10 grant aided schools in the state over the controversy trailing the usage of Hijab until further notice.
This development is coming as a result of the brewing crisis over the issue in the state among the Christians and Muslims stakeholders with the later reportedly threatening to protest because of the issue.
Despite the announcement of the initial closures of the affected schools by the government, Muslims and Christians stakeholders in the state have maintained their positions on the issue.
The government in the statement said the continued closure of the affected schools was taken for safety reasons.
A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, listed the schools to include C&S College Sabo Oke, ST. Anthony College, Offa Road, ECWA School, Oja Iya, Surulere Baptist Secondary School, Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam, CAC Secondary School Asa Dam road, St. Barnabas Secondary School Sabo Oke, St. John School Maraba, St. Williams Secondary School Taiwo Isale, and St. James Secondary School Maraba.
“The government therefore directs schoolchildren and teachers in the affected schools to remain at home until the contrary is announced. The government remains committed to fairness, pluralism, and respect for the law and rights of every citizen at all times,” the statement said.

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