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According to Muslim Public Affairs Centre, (MPAC) female muslim students have on Thursday, 17th January 2019, been deprived of taking passport photographs with their hijab under the pretence of WAEC banning Hijab.
The students who attend Iba Housing Estate Senior High School, Ojo, were exempted from partaking in data capturing exercise for the 2019 West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination because of their hijab on.
It was gathered that Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) led by Prof. Ishaq Akintola and other stakeholders intervened to defend the right of the students in the school.
In a press release issued by Mutairu Sodiq, MURIC Admin. He said: “MURIC swung into action by mobilising Muslims around Iba to the school. Prof. Ishaq Akintola protested and demanded to see the procedure of WAEC banning female Muslim students from capturing because of Hijab.”
“The woman operating the machine continued to register the Christians students but Prof. Ishaq insisted that no registration should take place until justice had been done”, he stressed.
Report have it that, WAEC regulations does not prohibit female muslim students from taking photographs with their hijab as the same capturing process is ongoing in other schools without refusal.