By Temi Joshua
The Kwara state government has again ordered the closure of 10 missionary schools in the state over hijab controversies.
Recall that the state government had earlier shut down the school but later reopened it on February 27th.
Now, the state government has, in a statement released on Monday March 8, by the state’s Ministry of Education permanent secretary Kemi Adeosun, directed the schools which were earlier told to reopen on Monday, to remain closed.
The schools affected are: C&S College Sabo Oke, ST. Anthony College, Offa Road, ECWA School, Oja Iya, Surulere Baptist Secondary School, Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam, CAC Secondary School Asa Dam road, St. Barnabas Secondary School Sabo Oke, St. John School Maraba, St. Williams Secondary School Taiwo Isale, and St. James Secondary School Maraba.
The statement reads below:
“The Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development wishes to inform members of the public that the 10 government schools where the use of Hijab is disputed will remain shut until a later date.
“This decision has been taken for safety reasons. The government, therefore, directs schoolchildren and teachers in the affected schools to remain at home until the contrary is announced. The government remains committed to fairness, pluralism, and respect for the law and rights of every citizen at all times.”