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Court upholds ban on Hijab use in Lagos public schools

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An Ikeja High Court today (Friday, October 17, 2014) upheld the ban on the wearing of Hijab in public primary and secondary schools in Lagos state.

 

Justice Modupe Onyeabor dismissed the suit instituted against the Lagos State Government by two 12-year-old girls under the aegis of the Muslim Students of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit.

 

The government had banned the use of Hijab on the argument that it was not part of the approved school uniform for pupils.

 

In her judgment, Onyeabor held that the ban does not violate sections 38 and 42 of the 1999 Constitution as claimed by the plaintiffs.

 

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