Hijab Banned In Lagos Nigeria’s Public Schools; Muslim Students Protest

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Feb 2nd, 2014 – Hijab Banned In Lagos Nigeria’s Public Schools; Muslim Students Protest

Muslim Students Society of Nigeria members on Saturday did a march against the ban of hijab in all public schools in Lagos.

The female students were spotted at majors streets in Lagos yesterday holding a peaceful procession with placards and inscriptions condemning acts of immorality, while others encouraged the wearing of hijab by female Muslims.

The leader of the Lagos chapter of the Muslim association said they plan to seek a legal action to protect Muslims’ rights.

She called on Lagos State Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola to permit female students to wear hijab freely in all public schools

She stated that if hijab was not allowed in public schools, they might be forced to mobilse Muslim youths against anti-Islam governments in 2015.

Primary and secondary school students marched from Maryland to Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota to protest the ban and to celebrate World Hijab Day that started by Nazma Khan, a New York resident.

22 thoughts on “Hijab Banned In Lagos Nigeria’s Public Schools; Muslim Students Protest

    • 10nk’ 4 resfecting others ppl’s religion & tradition this shows that u are d ppl’s that naija need 2make a standard peace

  1. @ bezo you have changed. Is it not you that use to cause trouble with comments last year I think you have a new year resolution now

  2. We cover our head not our brain,y can’t they let us b ow dose d use of our hijab affect dem.Soon nw dey will ban us frm using it 2 our offices.Owon ata esin.

  3. Dignity? point of correction hijab is your dignity. Your attitude towards people and the society is what makes the pureness. A well train person should have dignity….. hijab shouldnt become dignity. I am not against the law and i am not saying Fashola did the wrong by enforcing the law. he does not want that in his organisation …. he told you to put it on after school….. so let your character showcase dignity and not your hijab….

    • Good point of view. It is the abundance of the heart and not head cover that makes one dignified. They need more education and the Word.

  4. I still believe this is a plus for the administration of Fashola. A school is a formal place of learning there should be no religious affliation especially on dressing patterns. Imagine if all religions want to be identified with their attires in schools. Will a teacher be so comfortable with staying in the same class with a traditional worshipper?

  5. Every school has a particular style and pattern of cloth which makes the whole student to feel like ONE. thats why it is called a UNIFORM. wearing HIJAB to a public place of learning like school creates a kind of division in the minds of the student. Religious attires shouldnt be mixed with academics.

    Nobody is trying to discriminate against Muslims. However, it is important to note that any kind of religious attire in schools is also a form of discrimination or seperation. It makes it look like a certain group of people are different from the rest whereas the only thing that makes them different is just their religious belief. In schools we teach students that everybody is one and it should be shown in their dressing style.

    i dont think that the lagos state government is wrong. HIJAB or any religious proclivities shouldnt be encouraged in public schools.

  6. will diz change d price of garri in naija? wen will naija learn? wearing a hijab to skul? a public place? what d hell r u trying to protray? dat u r holier dan thou? or dat we should all clap bcos u r a muslim? if u want to show dat u r a muslim,u do it buy living a life of examples nt wearing hijabs to schools to discriminate ur selves 4rm oda students,it doesn’t mk any sense, oda wise, if a native doctor goes to skul, he shuld wear his shrine attire n cm with a fowl…

  7. Dey want 2cause another tin. Wots their problem again wit hijab? Am a xtian,I dnt support d barnin of it. They are lots of problem facin dis state,our leaders are just too blind 2 see.

  8. Hijab or no hijab is nt a mater we should b delibratin on naw cos i c no reason of usin it 2 sch. Wen is nt a mosque

  9. I THINK ,IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO BAN HIJAB , .

    GETTING RID OF THE SOOOOOO CALLLLLLLLLLLLLLED HIJAB. USELESS OUTFIT, USELESS HIJAB. RACIST OUTFIT.

    I THINK ,IT HAS REACHED A STAGE IN WHICH PEOPLE SHOULD KEEP THEIR RELIGION IN THEIR POCKET.

    PEOPLE ARE SICK IN THE HEAD, THINKING IF I DRESS UP LIKE A GHOST, GOD WILL LOVE ME , OR ONE SAINT WOULD SAVE ME , MAY I KNOW IF THE SAINT HAS SAVED YOU FROM BOKO HARAM ?

    GOD DID NOT NEED ANYTHING FROM YOU , YOU ARE NOT DRESSING UP FOR GOD. THE SO CALLED HIJAB, THAT WAS CAUSING SEGREGATION IN THE SOCIETY .

    ALL THESE SO CALLED NONSENSE RELIGIOUS FUCKS ARE THE MOST EVIL , A LOT OF THEM ARE FULL OF DIABOLICAL ACT.

    THESE TWO RELIGION ARE THE CAUSE OF ALL THE PROBLEM WE ARE FACING DAILY. THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD MAKE A LAW TO BAN MORE OF RELIGION VULGAR , THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE CRISIS IN THE WORLD TODAY.

  10. Why now ,Muslim has been in lagos since over 300 years and public school has been in existence in Lagos as well,Why now did you realised that you have to wear Hijab to public school,am a Muslim anybody who want to wear HIjab should go to Muslim school.

  11. Schools in Nigeria are Western ideology. HAJIB is Arabic/Islamic dress code. A marriage bt both cultures can never work. Our public schools are entirely different from arabic/ilslamic school where hajid is an official dress code. This is a ploy to radicalize moslems in western part of naija

  12. @jackson and @majek, you guys are right, pls friends let us discuss things that are very important and forget about religious attire that will not benefit us anything.

  13. What’s with d religion thing, if the Gov. has a geniune reasn for banning Hijab why nt? Bside most of this muslim girls don’t have personal hyiegen dey just use the Hijab as an opport 2 cover der dirtness, i stayed wit dem so i knw wat am talkin abt.

  14. D name of a person reli meant sometin in a person’s life.. How do u xpect a name like MRS ERANKO 2 say sometin reasonable……… Dey can only make d rules on earth but only ONE who has power above all ll judge on DAT DAY

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