KWARA State Government has announced the closure of 10 grant-aided missionary schools over Hijab ( religious veil) controversies, , saying that the schools will remain shut down until further notice.
This is contained in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Monday in Ilorin.
The statement reads: “The government therefore directs school children and teachers in the affected schools to remain at home until the contrary is announced.
”The government remains committed to fairness, pluralism, and respect for the law and rights of every citizen at all times,” she said.
The schools were on February 19, closed down temporarily over Hijab controversy in the state.
A committee was set up by the government to find a solution to the issue.
However, on February 26, the state government announced March 8, for the reopening of all the closed schools, after some stakeholders agreed in a meeting held that Hijab be accepted as part of school uniform in schools.
The affected schools are C&S College Sabo Oke, St. Anthony Secondary School, Offa Road, ECWA School, OjaIya, Surulere Baptist Secondary School and Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam.
Other schools are CAC Secondary School Asa Dam road, St. Barnabas Secondary School Sabo Oke, St. John School Maraba, St. Williams Secondary School TaiwoIsale, and St. James Secondary School Maraba.