GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Court of Appeal upholds use of hijab in Lagos State public schools

By News Express on 21/07/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 803


A Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has reversed the ban on the use of hijab (Muslims head-scarf) for students in public primary and secondary schools in the state.

The five-man panel declared in a unanimous judgment on Thursday that the ban was discriminatory against Muslim pupils in the state.

On October 17, 2014, a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja had banned the use of hijab in Lagos State public primary and secondary schools.

Scores of Muslim Students had stormed the office of then Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, to protest the ban.

The protesting student had described the move as a victimisation of their religion

Giving its ruling, the court had said the ban was to preserve the secular nature of the state institutions.

However, with the ban reversed, female students are now allowed to put on Hijab with their school uniforms. (TV360 Nigeria)

•Photo shows students wearing hijab.

Source News Express

Posted 21/07/2016 9:23:04 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Why Nigerian spouses in America are killing themselves...

Bumper welfare package under way for Aso Villa...

June 12: Recognise Abiola as former president, activist...

Today’s weather to be cloudy —NiMet

Igbo group remembers Aguiyi-Ironsi, declares him ‘unsung hero...

Group calls on Kogi Governor, Ebira monarch to...

Ogun canvasses for inclusion in list of beneficiaries...

IGP assures of Safety water-tight Security during and...

Agbo dissolves Igbo-Etiti Council (Enugu) revenue collection agents,...

PPA has most credible candidates for 2015 polls...

Man City crush Arsenal as Chelsea humble Man...

33 Brigade gets new Commander

 

Latest News Niger Delta militants declare war •Their condition for peace US, France, Germany fuelling corruption in Nigeria — Osinbajo Armed bandits kill 23, raze houses in Zamfara Navy to unleash 1,585 fresh inductees on insurgents, oil thieves How I will operate as Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland — Gani Adams Anambra guber poll: We’ll remain vigilant until final result is announced, says INEC Opone wants modular refineries in every Niger Delta state Lagos East APC Apex group passes vote of confidence on Ambode, condoles Tinubu Billion-dollar Bible Museum opens amid controversy Children takeover at World Children’s Day Anambra governorship election rigged: PDP Pogba back with a bang as United dazzle in EPL •Arsenal win derby

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (294,353 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (278,171 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (224,709 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (189,091 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (181,293 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (165,852 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (143,961 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (130,413 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (126,837 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (116,435 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (113,661 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (107,413 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (30) Business (2,771) Business Verdict (26) Columnists (769) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (186) Entertainment (404) Features (510) Global Business Monitor (190) International (1,644) Interviews (138) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (82) News (30,350) Opinion (837) Pidgin (9) Politics (4,105) Religion (648) Sports (1,357) Stock Watch (24) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Argentina vs Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!