Govt issues date for resumption of mission schools affected by hijab controversy

Monday, April 12, 2021, has been scheduled for resumption  of all the ten Christian mission schools affected by the recent hijab controversy in Ilorin, Kwara State. This is for the 2020/2021 third term academic session.

Mrs Mary Kemi Adeosun, the states Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, in a statement announced this in Ilorin on Sunday.

It said “This is part of the state government’s efforts to bring the students up to speed in whatever they may have missed when their schools were shut.

“This is especially necessary for students preparing for external examinations,” the statement added.

The resumption date for other schools affected by the brief closure of schools is Monday 26,2021 as earlier communicated.

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All teachers and staff of the affected schools have also been directed to resume duty and commence classes immediately.

The permanent secretary, said the monitoring and inspection team of the ministry, will go round to ascertain compliance.

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