Lagos Govt Finally Approves Using Of Hijab By Female Pupils In Schools - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Lagos Govt Finally Approves Using Of Hijab By Female Pupils In Schools

Lagos Government has finally approved the usage of Hijab by Muslim girls in schools in the state , nearly six months after the Supreme Court gave its verdict on 17th of June, ,2022, which mandated the government to allow
the using of Hijab by female students or pupils to cover their heads in schools 

The State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola who issued the directive on Tuesday in a circular with reference number 068, authorised the relevant agencies of government to  immediately begin the implementation of the policy in all schools in the state.

The circular was also copied to the offices of the Deputy Governor, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, the Chief Judge of the state, Secretary to the State Government, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, all Commissioners, all Permanent Secretaries and heads of other statutory departments 

Although the circular stated that a Comprehensive Guidelines on the use of the Hijab in schools would be issued by the government in due course, “however, you are to note that the judgement is binding on all schools in the state.”

The Head of Service who did not differentiate between public and private schools, said that as a law-abiding administration, the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu government directs all accounting officers that “the contents of this circular for immediate compliance and give it the deserved service-wide publicity.”

According to him, the Supreme Court judgement on the use of Hijab in Lagos schools was delivered on the 17th of June, 2022, noting that following this, students should be allowed to wear the Hijab, if they so desired

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