Hijab controversy: Erring Lagos principal reassigned

The Lagos school principal who suspended five female students for wear- ing hijab to school has been posted to another school Lagos state government said Mrs Shadare had been reassigned to another school following the hijab row.
On September 19, 2018, Mrs Sha- dare sent five Muslim girls home, including the assistant senior prefect girl of the school.
The principal had reportedly warned that no student should wear hijab in the school.
However her action ignited the undying hijab controversy in Lagos public schools as the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) condemned the principal’s action in a statement re- leased shortly after the incident.
Describing the students’ suspension as disappointing, the president of the association, Dr Saheed Ashafa said Lagos state government has continuously disobeyed the Court of Appeal ruling granting the use of hijab in schools.
Meanwhile, Lagos state deputy governor and commissioner of education, Dr Idiat Adebule has said in a statement that the school principal has now been reassigned in order to “douse tension and allow for a thorough investigation of the matter.” “We urge the public to be patient with the government in dealing with the matter… it is important for the general public to know that there is public service rule which must be adhered to strictly …
in the event that they are found culpable of any charges,” part of the statement said

 

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