In a statement issued by the state education secretary's office, Abileko Kemi Adeosun, speaking on behalf of the governor, said the government had instructed the students and teachers of the 10 schools to suspend their current holidays and resume on the 12th of April, 2021.
He said the order was necessary to make it possible for the students to meet up with the lessons they have missed when the government closed their schools last February when the issue of women's headscarf called Hijab was raised.(Illustrative photo of female students wearing Hijab)
According to the report, the concerned schools will still be enjoying their holiday until the 26th of this month, when all primary and secondary schools will begin their third term together. This is a very important step so that there is no disruption in the education system by which the students can adapt to their fellow students who are not concerned about wearing the hijab.
The governor urged parents, teachers and students to allow peace, and to ensure that agreements and discussions between school officials and religious leaders on the issue of wearing the hijab are strengthened.
On March 18, the government ordered the reopening of 10 Christian schools, which had been closed in February after their religious leaders rejected allowing female students to wear the Hijab in their school.
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