Monday, January 17

Tag: Muslim Students

“Hijab As Red Meat Of Bigotry” By Farooq A. Kperogi
Politics

“Hijab As Red Meat Of Bigotry” By Farooq A. Kperogi

In my home state of Kwara, which used to be proverbial for its peaceableness and inter-religious harmony, recriminatory disputes over whether female Muslim students should be allowed to wear the hijab as part of their school uniforms in historically Christian missionary secondary schools that are now government-owned is fueling tension and fears of extensive internecine violence. This controversy is personal to me because I’m a Muslim who attended historically Christian missionary primary and secondary schools in the predominantly Muslim Baruten (former Borgu) part of Kwara State. Anyone who is familiar with Kwara State would know that the Baatonum-speaking Baruten Local Government in the westernmost fringe of Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic is the state’s least developed, most...
Hijab Controversy: Kwara Government Shuts Down 10 Schools Again
News

Hijab Controversy: Kwara Government Shuts Down 10 Schools Again

The Kwara state government has again shut down 10 schools following a dispute that stemmed from wearing of hijab. Recall that Christian leaders had earlier kicked against muslim students wearing hijab to the Christian schools which are now funded by the state government. In a statement released on Monday March 8,  by the state's Ministry of Education permanent secretary Kemi Adeosun, the schools which were earlier told to reopen on Monday were directed to remain shut. The schools include C&S College Sabo Oke, ST. Anthony College, Offa Road, ECWA School, Oja Iya, Surulere Baptist Secondary School, Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam, CAC Secondary School Asa Dam road, St. Barnabas Secondary School Sabo Oke, St. John School Maraba, St. Williams Secondary School Taiwo Isa...
Adeleke University Persecuting Muslim Students – MURIC
Education

Adeleke University Persecuting Muslim Students – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has accused Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, of persecuting Muslim students in the institution. According to the Islamic human rights organization, the private tertiary institution is serially violating the fundamental human rights of Muslim students in the institution. This was disclosed in a press statement circulated on Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 by the Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola. “Adeleke University is a serial violator of Allah-given fundamental rights of Muslim students. This institution forces Muslim students to attend church on Sundays. It makes it mandatory for students living in the hostel to attend church every Wednesday and Saturday. “The practice of any other faith on campus except Christianity is banned. Muslim...
WAEC Official Threatens MURIC Director With Disappearance In Leaked Audio
Education

WAEC Official Threatens MURIC Director With Disappearance In Leaked Audio

In a tone reminiscent of the dark days of the military era in Nigeria, an official of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Reverend (Dr) Henry Osidehinde has threatened a ‘disappear without trace’ treatment for Director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola for daring to demand the rights of Muslim students. In the 1 minute, 3 seconds audio clip exclusively obtained by Muslim News, Rev. Osidehinde specifically warned Prof Akintola against protesting over WAEC’s deliberate scheduling of its examinations to collide with Friday’s prayer. The Reverend, who is reported to be the Deputy Registrar in charge of the School Examinations Department at the Lagos office of WAEC made the controversial statement at a seminar held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the ...
ASUU: NANS, Muslim Students Urge Fed Govt To Comply With Agreement
News

ASUU: NANS, Muslim Students Urge Fed Govt To Comply With Agreement

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has urged the Federal Government to comply with its agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The President of NANS, Chinonso Obasi, made the call in a statement to education correspondents yesterday in Abuja. The union commended ASUU and government for their maturity in handling the matter, which led to the suspension of the strike. He said: “Dialogue is always the panacea for crisis and the suspension of the strike was a welcome development. It would bring relief not only to the students, but also to their parents, as they would go back to school to continue with their studies. “NANS, however, believes that just as ASUU had demonstrated responsibility, faith and understanding, the Federal Government sh...

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