Hijab: TESCOM orders 10 shut school to resume today

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Executive Chairman of the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission, Mallam Bello Abubakar, has summoned the Principals, Teachers and Staff of all 10 schools shut down by the state government concerning the Hijab to report at their respective schools on Friday.

Abubakar, in a statement signed by the Press Secretary, TESCOM, Peter Amogbonjaye, explained that the teachers’ resumption became necessary in order to prepare the final year students for their external examinations.

Bello said any staff that failed to report to their duty posts would face the full wrath of the law as the government would not condone any act of insubordination.

He also warned all stakeholders against taking the law into their hands, stressing that peace meeting would continue between the government and the stakeholders.

The chairman also said the government regretted the inconveniences the shutdown might have caused the students, saying that the decision to do so  taken in the interest of peace.

He also appealed to parents and the members of the public to remain calm as the government was on top of the situation since its meeting with stakeholders was still ongoing.

Recall that the Kwara state government on Wednesday reopened the 10 Christian Mission Schools which were shut on February 19, 2021, following a rift concerning the directive on the wearing of Hijab by Muslim female students attending the schools.

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