Hijab crisis: Kwara Govt orders 10 closed schools to resume or face full wrath of law


THE 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 on the Hijab matter to report at their respective schools today (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 taken the law into their hands, stressing that peace meeting would continue between the government and the stakeholders.

The chairman said the government regretted the inconveniences the shutdown might have caused the students, saying that the action was 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 crisis on the wearing of Hijab by Muslim female students attending the schools.