ISI Hijab Controversy: Court adjourns case to February

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Abideen Muhammed

The Muslim parents of the International School Ibadan, which was shut down on November 19, 2018 over the crisis on the use of Hijab by female went to court on Friday, January 11, 2019 for second hearing. However the case was adjourned.

According to Muslim Public Affairs Centre (MPAC) quoting Abdur-Rahman Balogun (ARAB), member Hijab Rights Advocacy Initiative, the ISI Hijab Matter is in Court 9, State High Court, Ring Road, Ibadan and adjourned to February 20, 2019.

The adjournment was to enable four new interested parties to file their papers. Prof. Wahab Egbewole (SAN) is leading the one leading the case for the Muslim Parents of ISI.

Parents of some female Muslim students of International School , Ibadan (ISI ) have sued its authority for disallowing their children from wearing hijab on their school uniforms since last year December.

Deputy Vice Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Governors of ISI, Prof. Adeyinka Aderinto, had appealed to all parents to respect the outcome of the meeting which agreed on the maintenance of the status quo as contained in the school rules and regulations before now.

The statement reads: “Individuals or groups that may seek a change in the dress code, or any other aspect of the rules of the school should follow the due process of requesting for such but the final decision on any such change still lies with the Board of Governors.”

“Adequate measures should be put in place to forestall breakdown of law and order in the school”, he said.

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