Muslim Youths in Kwara State has commended the state government for approving the use of hijab in public schools.
It, however, said the responsibility of determining the type of hijab to be used cannot be trusted on the Ministry of Education but to reputable Islamic scholars.
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Daily Trust reports that there has been controversy over the use of hijab in former missionary schools in the state, which led to the shutdown of the affected 10 schools.
The state government however approved the use of hijab as the schools reopen on Monday.
Chairman of the Kwara Muslim Youth, Yahaya Ishola, and Secretary, Muzzamil Muhammed, in a statement, demanded that the words “grant-aided” or “mission schools” should be expunged from the statute book as they lack legal or pragmatic basis.
They also called on the state government to fish out those who forcefully removed hijab from female Muslim students in some of the affected schools.