FGN approves use of hijab for female students in federal schools
The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has approved the use of the Hijab for female Muslim students across the country.
This was contained in a circular dated February 1, 2023, signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Andrew David Adejo.
The circular was sent to principals of all the 112 Federal Unity Colleges and Federal Science and Technical Colleges of the country.
According to the circular, “This is to bring to your notice that the Ministry has approved the use of corporate/cape size hijab as part of school uniform by female Muslim students in all the Federal Unity Colleges and Federal Science and Technical Colleges.”
It explained that the students of the two schools can use corporate/cape-size hijabs on any of the approved school uniforms.
The statement, however, warned that under no condition should any student be compelled to use the corporate/cape-size hijab on her uniform against her wish.