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Nigerian Muslim Principal Suspends Muslim Students For Wearing Hijab To School In Isolo Lagos

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Nigerian Muslim Principal Suspends Muslim Students For Wearing Hijab To School In Isolo Lagos

5 students of the Isolo Senior Secondary school have been suspended for going against the rule of the institution.

According to sources, the school’s Principal, Mrs Jameela Sadare announced last week Friday that students should stop wearing Hijab or any other religious outfits to school

However, some Muslim students stormed the institution in Hijab on Tuesday.

They were rounded up on the assembly and sent home to come with their parents.

When the parents came back to the school with their children on Wednesday, they were walked out of the Principal office for insisting their daughters must wear Hijab.

The President of the Muslim Students society of Nigeria has called for reinstatement of the students.

According to Ashafa Saheed, ban of Hijab is an infringement of their religious rights.

What makes the story more interesting is the fact that the Principal who set the rule is also a practicing Muslim. #lobatan



  1. DB

    September 20, 2018 at 7:12 PM

    Religious rights differ from Schooling matters. Until you learn respect for authority, you will continue to work in error. If a school doesnt allow religious outfit and you have interest in the school, you should abide by their rules and regulations. When they get home, if you like, cover them up in pudah or whatever, that is your palava but as far as school is concerned, Hijab is not part of the school uniform, get that into your thick skull!

  2. Amanda

    September 21, 2018 at 12:01 AM

    The world leading country, United States, doesn’t even place ban on hijab in schools. Nigeria like showing off. Just bcus this principal is muslim doesn’t make her ideal one. Hijab is muslim women identity. How’s that difficult to understand?

  3. omolabake Agunbiade

    September 22, 2018 at 6:29 AM

    @Amanda…then they should go to Muslim school that identify with hijab.

  4. Big Aunty Koks

    September 22, 2018 at 8:36 AM

    Earlier generation Muslim Schools in Nigeria did not wear hijab to school and it did not stop the students graduating therefrom from becoming upright citizens and pillars of society we know them to be today. This debate is just to generate controversy where there should not be any. As the old sayings go, the cloak does not make a monk AND manner maketh the man.
    If parents do not want their kids to obey school rules, they should be kept home and tutored privately. Doing otherwise is encouraging unruliness among the younger generation and is an unfair expectation from a principal who is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that her school imparts the best values all round to its students.

  5. uzoma

    September 22, 2018 at 5:23 PM

    Both the parents of the students and the president of Muslim students society are wrong. They are encouraging stubbornness and disrespect to school constituted authority. If they don’t like to obey school rules they should either home school their children or transfer them to pure Muslim school. If the principal had been none Muslim would have let loose but, thank God she is a practicing Muslim. I am sure they are not the only Muslim students in that school; others are busy studying while these 5 chose to go against the school rule. They can cover themselves from head to toe at home if they chose. With the current state of insecurity in Nigeria you do not know who will strap him or herself with bombs dressed as students when they are not and come into schools to kill or maim innocent students. @Amanda please stop being biased when it comes to Islamic issues.

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