The Muslim Student’s Society of Nigeria (MSSN) on Sunday vowed to fight the banning of hijab in schools in the south-western states, especially in the higher institutions.
The Amir/Coordinator of MSSN in the region, Qaasim Odedeji, stated this during the 111th Islamic Vacation Course tagged: “How could this be” held at the MSSN Secretariat along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
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He said some religious bigots are taking delight in using their position to infringe on fundamental right of Muslim students.
In his lead paper, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Isiaq Oloyede lamented the shortage of Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK) teachers in the South West public schools, saying the curricula in the traditional Islammiyyah schools are in some parts outdated and unsuitable.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, admonished the students to eschew violence, urging them to be constructive in their presentation and agitation.
In his remarks, Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun commended the contributions of MSSN leadership to Nigeria through their dawah activities in schools and national education across the country.
Mrs Noimot Salako, the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, congratulated the MSSN on the 111th IVC programme, urging them to remain committed to the propagation of sound morals.
Retired CP Olayinka Balogun in his lecture entitled ‘Prevalence of Insecurity in Nigeria and Its Effect on Human Conduct’ said the absence of good governance can perpetrate or cause multidimensional insecurity problems.