Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Hijab crisis: Kwara govt. approves re-opening of 10 schools

Kwara state government has announced resumption of the ten mission schools affected in the hijab controversy for Monday.

The Permanent Secretary Kwara Ministry of Education, Mrs. Mary Adeosun, in a statement on Sunday, said: “This is to inform parents/guardians and teachers that the 2020/2021 Third Term Academic Session for the 10 schools affected in the recent hijaab debate starts on Monday, 12th April 2021.

“This is part of the government’s efforts to bring the students in these schools up to speed in whatever they may have missed when their schools were shut. This is especially necessary for students preparing for external examinations.

“The resumption date for other schools not affected by the brief closure of schools is Monday 26th, 2021, as had earlier been communicated.

“All the teachers and staff of the affected schools should resume duty and commence classes immediately.

“The monitoring and inspection team of the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development will be going round to ascertain compliance.”

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