Students in some Osun schools have started attending school in their religious garbs in accordance with a June 3 Judgment by Justice Jide Falola of the Osun State High Court.
The Judge had ruled that Muslim students should be allowed to wear hijab in all public schools in the state because it was part of their fundamental human rights. Protesting the judgemnent, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) warned that if Muslims were allowed to wear their religious attires to school, their wards would follow suit and attend school in their Church outfit.
Some schools in the state experienced that scenario today when students came to school dressed awkwardly in different attires. In Iwo for example, Punch Newspapers captured students of Baptist High School, Adeeke, dressed in choir robes, white celestial robes and other garments while female Muslim students wore hijab on their uniforms.
Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria were also spotted in some of the schools monitoring the reactions of the teachers to their wards but the schools’ management didn’t send the unusually dressed students away from school as they were allowed to go about their normal school activities.
- Daniel Fayemi for encomium.ng