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|Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by omoalaro: 4:01am On Feb 26, 2021|
*Position of Kwara State Government on the Hijaab Question in Public Schools*
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|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by capitalzero: 4:07am On Feb 26, 2021|
Missions should take back their schools and run them as charity if they don't want hijab.
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|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by Nwodosis(m): 4:08am On Feb 26, 2021|
It baffles me that the Moslems are fighting to attend Chritain schools instead of Islamic schools? You want to adhere to your religious code of dressing and you left your own religious school?
Those quoting me that the schools have been reclaimed by the government, what stops the government from reclaiming Islamic schools too?
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|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by kingk(m): 4:09am On Feb 26, 2021|
Sharia law in kwara loading.....
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|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by Optional09: 4:11am On Feb 26, 2021|
Utmandan Fodio and Mohammed must really be cooling off with 72 virgins.
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|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by Yankee101: 4:27am On Feb 26, 2021|
1. Deny them admissions
2. Deny them admissions
3. Deny them admissions
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|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by Yankee101: 4:27am On Feb 26, 2021|
Crazy religious bigots
|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by omoalaro: 4:30am On Feb 26, 2021|
*_Hijāb_* *Controversy* *In* *Ten* *Schools* *In* *Ilorin*
On the 19th February 2021, the Kwara State government ordered the closure of ten schools formerly owned by some Christian bodies. The schools were taken over by the government in 1974. The government, however, allowed them to continue to bear their Christian names, while the government has been responsible for the running cost and maintenance of the schools. The ten public schools were ordered closed by the government to prevent the breakdown of law and order following the refusal of the former owners of the schools to allow Muslim teachers and students of the schools use _hijāb_ within the premises of the schools.
It will be recalled that there had been _hijāb_ controversy in Kwara State since 2012, following the attempt of the former owners of the schools to have full control over the schools that had been taken over by the State government. They demanded that the schools should be returned to them. Consequently the government was sued by the Christian bodies at an Ilorin high court but the Kwara Muslim Community applied to be joined in the suit on behalf of the Muslim students who are not allowed to use _hijāb_ in the schools. The State government won the case on the 17th of May 2016. The judgment was appealed and the Christians lost again in September 2019. It is remarkable to note that the Appeal Court ruled that the appellants lacked the right to make Christianity the only standard in the schools. It also said that "the refusal of the schools to allow the use of _hijāb_ is discriminatory as it is a practice in tune with the Constitution. "
The Court of Appeal judgment of September 2019 has not been challenged by the Christians at the Supreme Court. Consequently Muslim students and staff went to their schools with _hijāb_ but they were sent out by the schools' principals and the heads of the Christian bodies which owned the schools before they were taken over by the government in 1974.
One expects these Christian bodies who were dissatisfied with the judgement of the Court of Appeal to proceed to the Supreme Court. Instead they took law into their hands, which is a flagrant disobedience to the judgement of the Court of Appeal. The leaders of the Christian bodies and the principals of the schools should be tried for contempt of court.
Interestingly, Britain that brought Christianity into Nigeria has allowed wearing of the _hijāb_ in her schools since 1980s. The Nigerian Christian bodies want to be more Catholic than the Pope. Toby Howarth, the Bishop of Bradford, in the Diocese of Leeds, of the Church of England supports the wearing of the _hijāb_ by primary school girls. He says:
"This is a matter of religious identity, not sexualization, and the British policy should be not to make a big deal of it, but simply say that you have to wear the right colour that goes with the school uniform" ( _The_ _Sunday_ _Times_ , 03 September 2017)
A _Sunday_ _Times_ survey also reveals that thousands of state primary schools allow girls to wear the _hijāb_ as part of approved school uniform in UK. Incidentally the country has allowed a Muslim woman, in person of Raffia Arshad, who wears _hijāb_ to become a judge.
Ilorin is generally known as a Muslim town. It has been an Emirate since 1823. Muslims are officially in majority. Sharia Court system operates in Kwara State adjudicating over Muslim matters. No non - Muslim has been forced to appear in the court. Christians established schools to convert Muslim students to their religion. They deny Muslims the practice of Islam in an Islamic town with an Emir and great scholars of Islam. The government in its wisdom took over the schools to protect the interest of all, while it has been financing the running of the schools with taxpayers' money, majority of who are Muslims, and yet the Christians continue to oppress the Muslims by not allowing the Muslims to practise their religion. Do the Christians expect the Muslims to fold their hands and watch their children converted to Christianity before their eyes? That is not possible. Christians attend Muslim schools in the state. They are not forced to wear _hijāb_ in the Muslim schools.
Ironically the Bible enjoins Christian females to cover their head (1 Timothy 2:9-10 & 1 Corinthians 11: 4-7). Catholic Rev. Sisters and Mothers obey the biblical injunction. Mary, the mother of Jesus wore _hijāb_ . The artistic impression of Mary as displayed by Christians confirms that. If some Christians now jettison biblical teaching and celebrate nudity, immorality, indecent mode of dressing, Muslims will never do that. They obey the . teachings of the Qur'an on the female mode of dressing (Q33:59 & 24:31). Muslims must note that the Christians want to make Muslims emulate their disobedience to God. Muslims have been warned by Allah against the antics of the Christians (Q2:120). Let's be on our guard and stand firmly by the ethos of Islamic mode of dressing.
Kwara State government should solve this lingering problem once and for all. The government should exercise full control over all the schools that it has taken over. They are public schools. They should be seen as such. No religious body should have any control over the schools. The schools should cease to bear the names that reflect any religious body. They no longer belong to any religious body. That was done in other northern states in 1974.
Principals and Vice Principals should no longer be appointed by the former owners of the schools. Loyalty and allegiance of the Principals and the Vice Principals will always belong to whoever appoints them because whoever pays the piper dictates the tune. The government should appoint them as they appoint other teachers to demonstrate that it is the owner of the schools, and that the schools are not jointly owned by the government and anyone, or partially owned with anyone else.
Every Nigerian has been guaranteed religious freedom by Section 38(1) of the Constitution. Everyone must therefore be allowed to enjoy that freedom wherever he or she may be in Nigeria.
Prof Yasir Anjola Quadri
14th Rajab, 1442 / 26th February 2021
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|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by Nobody: 5:12am On Feb 26, 2021|
Maybe the governor was on sabbatical all those times Christians have to run from pillar to post just to include farouq, jimoh, bello, sherifat in their names before they can be considered for admission in Kwasu and Unilorin but now he can enforce lame rules and regulations just to frustrate Christianity in that state.Maybe by next year he will ask them to demolish all chapels in those schools and replace them with world class mosques.
Wasn't the almajiri child begging system the order of the day in Ilorin before the advent of these missionary schools?.
To me, Kwara people should rather be busy having serious afternoon and midnight schemings and permutations about liberating their land from the grimp of Fulani caliphate that have held them captives for centuries rather than victimising Christians institutions up and down.
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|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by Optional09: 5:33am On Feb 26, 2021|
My Muslim brother, My Muslim brother are you out of your senses? What has Muslim and Christians got to do with this. We are talking about terrorism and making reference to leaders of those who are popular for terrorizing other without mentioning name these folks don’t even believe in God almighty Allah or Jesus all their legacie were agains principle of God Almighty Allah the merciful and the magnificent.
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|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by tsephanyah(f): 5:37am On Feb 26, 2021|
Optional09:did you read the comments I replied to? Or your level of hypocrisy will not led you
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|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by rxmusa(m): 5:42am On Feb 26, 2021|
Nwodosis:Oga, the government has acquired those missionary schools and now running them. So they belong to all citizens as they're now being funded and run by the state government
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|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by Kondomatic(m): 6:14am On Feb 26, 2021|
capitalzero:Schools have uniforms
|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by 1douglaus: 7:35am On Feb 26, 2021|
Christians should wear choir robe too
|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by Chanchit: 7:35am On Feb 26, 2021|
|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by Akpuobi1: 7:35am On Feb 26, 2021|
|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by balebrown19: 7:35am On Feb 26, 2021|
|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by Tranquility4u: 7:36am On Feb 26, 2021|
This is a welcome development.
Allow our students to enjoy their fundamental and constitutional rights. If developed nations(like the United States of America, the UK etc) of the world allow the use of Hijab in their schools for their citizens and non-citizens, what will make some intolerant folks to suppress my sisters and my daughters in our own country!
|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by LoudLord(m): 7:36am On Feb 26, 2021|
Na dem sabi
Oya make dem allow our Christians girls to dey wear choir robe go school.
Hope am making sense?
|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by RichDad1(m): 7:36am On Feb 26, 2021|
Hopefully this matter will be laid to rest.
|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by Lassana7: 7:36am On Feb 26, 2021|
Nwodosis:I wonder o
|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by koolib(m): 7:36am On Feb 26, 2021|
Please how does hijab disturb normal academic activities? Our major mode of dressing ( school uniforms inclusive) was foisted on us by our colonial masters. It is sad that despite over sixty years of independence, many so called educated Nigerians cannot have rational thinking. All I see is brazen hatred and Islamaphobia on the part of the overzealous school managements. Kwara is a Muslim dominated state and their public lives should reflect such.
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|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by Nobody: 7:36am On Feb 26, 2021|
Hijab is basic human right
|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by GoDnp: 7:36am On Feb 26, 2021|
Abdul Mutallab loading....
|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by jumper524(m): 7:36am On Feb 26, 2021|
hypocritical christains would be in shame.
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|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by chrisxxx(m): 7:36am On Feb 26, 2021|
If hijab wearing will cause the rather unwilling- to -school northern Muslim girl to school, I appeal to all concerned to give peace a chance.
The country needs peace.
|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by dazzlingd(m): 7:37am On Feb 26, 2021|
A great achievement from Kwara state....
Geniuses will henceforth be born in kwara, innovators, record breakers and Kwara will be the new Tokyo of Africa
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|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by osamz007: 7:37am On Feb 26, 2021|
|Re: Kwara Approves Wearing Of Hijab In Public Schools by NOC1(m): 7:37am On Feb 26, 2021|
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