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Hijab Controversy: ECWA battles Kwara govt over Baptist Schools

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There is tension in Kwara State, as Baptist Conference and Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA, have told the state government that they would resist the wearing of the hijab (veil) in their schools by all legitimate means and also demanded the immediate return of their schools. Both Christian bodies, at different press conferences in Ilorin, the state capital, said they were not consulted before the decisions were taken.

According to Vanguard, they stressed that the state government was ill-advised in approving blanket wearing of the hijab by female students in grant-aided mission schools in the state.

Recall that following the controversy that trailed the wearing of hijab in grant-aided mission schools, the state government, last week, approved the wearing of hijab by female pupils of the schools.