The Kwara State Government has approved the use of hijab in public schools.
Mamma Sabah Jibril, Secretary to the State Government, announced the decision in a statement Thursday night.
He expressed that the administration consulted widely with Muslim and Christian communities with a view to clarifying issues and reaching a consensus.
Recall that the government, last Friday, directed the temporary closure of 10 secondary schools in Ilorin, the state capital, pending the resolution of the controversy on the use of hijab.
At the meetings held with government, leaders of the Christian and Muslim communities refused to shift ground.
However, on Thursday, the government stated that it has considered submissions of all major interest groups, the education law of Kwara State, the prevailing court judgments and current global trends of multiculturalism.
Consequently, the government thereby acknowledges and approves the right of the Muslim schoolgirl to wear the hijab.