HIJAB CONTROVERSY: On Hijab Crisis in Kwara by Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies

 

Kwara state is always known for peace and nicknamed the “State of Harmony” and as such the development about hijab crises is quite disturbing. It has destabilised the peaceful coexistence of the people in the state and this is uncalled for by all standards.

The hijab crises is uncalled for, because both the Christians and Muslims have been living together peacefully in the past, and there has been no challenges before now, so what has changed?

The government didn’t comment or make any broadcast until about 5days after the hoodlums started breaking up the school gates and attacking Christian, this is not desirable and quite unfair after shutting down the Christian schools, followed by announcement by the state government that hijab could be worn by Muslim students.

We learnt ultimately from the information gathered, that schools would be returned to the missions for improvement, because of the falling standard of education, as in other states of the country such as Lagos, Ogun and Ondo states

It is good the government gets a fair template from the already set up committee and return the Schools back to the owners, the Churches.

The parents and the students are all unhappy about schools closure as the students are supposed to be preparing for their SSCE.

I am a Bishop, for example, and I have several clerical wears, but I don’t wear them to classrooms to lecture and teach my students, even as a university lecturer, because it would be unethical, unideal and even embarrassing.

Everyone has wears related to their religious, and this should be kept and used for such occasions for God’s sake!

Come to think of it, these are under 18 years old girls in secondary schools, who should be concerned about their studies and almighty school certificates. School is like sports, you dress for it and remain smart.

Why don’t the fanatical Muslim parents send their girls to Muslim schools if they must wear hijabs? This is a better alternative, am sure.

All these Christian schools also have Churches on their compounds, so neither could hijab be warn there nor mosque be built . There is no need for Muslim exerting domineering spirit in another’s environment.

Are there no Muslim schools? Don’t they wear hijab there? Yes they do, so Christians should be allowed to be themselves too.

If scarfs and head ties are not allowed in those schools, the Muslim children should therefore obey the school rules, that is called school discipline. A Christian deeperlife student is not even allowed to tie scarf to schools either.

Are the girls going for wedding ceremony to be married or are they married women to be veiled and cladded by hijab? No!

Again for instance, in Islamic countries, you don’t PUT PORK in the Muslim section of the Supermarket, you don’t complain about their call to prayers, when it is time for prayers in their own country.

Similarly, the SAME SHOULD BE DONE TO CHRISTIANS! GIVE THEM SPACE! GIVE THEM THEIR OWN SPACE TOO!

There should be no scarf or hijab wearing for Muslim girls in Christian schools, as there is no scarf for even the Christian girls!

UNIFORMS are same styles designed for smartness, movement and ventilation in the temperate hot weather with global warming, and so be it in Nigerian Christian missionary schools!

THIS IS WHAT WE CALL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL UNIFORMS!

THE SCHOOL UNIFORM!

WEAR HIJAB IN MUSLIM NURSERY, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS ONLY.

The girls aren’t MARRIED, it is married WOMEN who cover their heads in our Christian Churches.
When you turn 18, wear hijab even in Christian Universities, No UNIFORMS in Unis.

A SECONDARY SCHOOL IS NOT A WEDDING CEREMONY where a woman goes dressed up in veil, scarf or hijab. These are children and girls!

UNIFORMS is at the discretion of School authority and not government. It’s part and parcel of school’s curriculum.

SAFE US STRESS KWARA AND NIGERIAN FANATICAL MUSLIMS.

The standard of EDUCATION IS FAST FALLING!

Finally, all manner of marginalization of Christians should also stop in Ilorin, and entire Kwara State. We all went to the polls to vote, exercising our civic right and performing our civic duty. The Muslim politicians should be considerate and there should be tolerance and equality in order to ensure harmony, peace, unity and progress.

Author: solacewrites
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