Tension in International School Ibadan as students appear in hijab


There was palpable tension on Monday at the International School Ibadan (ISI) as the institution suspended its morning assembly following the appearance of some students in hijab.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that wearing of hijab is contrary to the dress code of the school which was established in 1963 by the University of Ibadan.

NAN reports that a group, Muslim Parents Forum, had on Friday petitioned the school’s management, insisting that female students were entitled to the use of hijab

Although the school’s assembly did not hold on Monday the students remained within the school’s premises while the gates were shut.

Director of Communications at the University of Ibadan, Olatunji Oladejo, however, said the situation was under control.

He said several meetings were ongoing to resolve the issue.