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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Confusion In Osun As Students wear Hijab and Choir Robe To School

THERE was commotion and confusion in Baptist High School, Iwo, Osun State, on Tuesday, as students of the school abandoned the general uniform provided by Governor Rauf Aregbesola-led administration and wore
hijabs, purdah and choir garments to the
school.
The development disrupted the usual
assembly prayer, as the students declined to
listen to their principal and teachers, but
chose to sing different songs of their religious
faiths.
Their action, the Nigerian Tribune gathered,
was to protest against the general uniform
introduced by the state government, as part of
its schools reclassification programme.
Investigation by the Nigerian Tribune indicated that those who wore Jalamia and
hijabs with roses in their hands rendered
Allahu Akbar and other Muslim songs, while
those with celestial sultana, church choir
uniforms, rendered Christians songs.
Students with traditional background wore
fetish veils, Orunmila attires and were making
incantations to consult deities while at the
assembly ground.
Worried by the development, the teachers and
principals were said to have ordered that they
should go to their different classrooms, but
shortly the students engaged in fighting, over
religious superiority.
When contacted, the school’s principal, Mr
Arowolo, said the school authorities had
informed the concerned authorities in the
state to take necessary step.
Speaking on the development, the state
Commissioner for Information and Strategies,
Sunday Akere, said that the government was
aware of the incident, assuring that prompt
action would be taken to address it.
He added that a delegation from the state
Ministry of Education had been sent to
ascertain what actually went wrong.

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