Report has it that about five girls were given letter of suspension for wearing Hijab in Isolo secondary school in Lagos. This was revealed in a press statement issued by Mutiat Orolu-Balogun, the executive director of Hijab Rights Advocacy Initiative.
This reportedly happened despite that the Court of Appeal ruled that Muslim students can wear hijab to school in Lagos.
No fewer than 5 girls including the Assistant Head girl were given letter of suspension for wearing Hijab in school.
The new principal Mrs JO Sadare made it clear that she would not permit the Hijab to be worn in the school, despite the fact that the students have been doing so for more than two years.
The subsisting Judgment of the Court of Appeal in the case of Asiyat Abdulkareem vs LASG stated unequivocally that to wear Hijab by students whether within or outside the school was a Fundamental Human Right entrenched in the constitution.
Mrs Sadare is asking Muslim girls to choose between their religion and getting an education! And she is infringing on the Fundamental Rights of these students.
We are employing all legal and peaceful means to uphold the rights of our children. We implore all well meaning Lagosians, Nigerians and citizens of conscience to support us.
We’ll keep you updated as soon as we have more.
Hijab Rights Advocacy Initiative