MUSLIM PUPILS SHUT OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL

About 50 Muslim pupils of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology International School, Ogbomoso on Monday were shut outside the school gate for; appearing in hijab.

The school authorities asked the Muslim pupils to either stay off the school premises or remove the unofficial head wear.

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The Principal of the school, Mr. Ibrahim Animashaun, who confirmed the development to reporters in a telephone interview on Monday, sued for peace.

Animashaun said: “The school board of governors is yet to approve the use of Hijab. And the board is looking at their letter. So we are yet to communicate to them. Until we communicate to them, the status quo remains until the board approve their request.

“We spoke with the aggrieved parents that their letter is still with the board. LAUTECH International School board of governors is looking at their letter.”

The public get to know of the development through one of the academic staff of the school who; craved for anonymity in a statement sent via e-mail.

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MUSLIM PUPILS

The mail reads, “muslim pupils: Welcome to LAUTECH Secondary School, Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
“The story dates back to 2011, when the first request was; made to the Governing Board of the school to allow our willing Muslim female children to use hijab as part of their school uniform in line with Islamic dictate.

“Since 2011 barely eight years ago, several letters of appeal had been; written to the GC while we wait endlessly without any concrete positive response to our simple request.

“Our Muslim girls over the period have been using Beret instead of Hijab in their own case contrary to the Islamic dictate.

“While our patience overtime as law abiding citizens was premised on our belief that the management of the School will do the needful and give regard to the rule of law & provision of the Constitution guaranteeing fundamental human rights of everybody.

“Having wait endlessly since 2011, it was; decided on the 4th of January, 2019 that our willing Muslim pupils female children should commence the use of Hijab as School resumes on 7/1/2019.”

He continued: “The Children are in the school presently, teachers are threatening. They are removing Hijab on them. The girls disagreed. They disallowed them to enter. It’s noise presently. The school is still on. Our Muslim children that used Hijab are still outside the school.”

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