MPAC Engage! : Hijab Right Campaign
Bigotry: Timely Intervention Prevents Muslim Students From Molestation.
Thursday, 17 January 2019.
At Iba Housing Estate Senior High School, some bigots attempted to prevent the female Muslim students from undergoing data capturing exercise for WAEC with their hijab. The reality is that WAEC regulation doesn’t prohibit them from taking photographs with their hijab. Many students in other schools take photograph with hijab of course.
They attend classes with hijab, they will write the exams with hijab, so is it not sensible to simply allow them to appear in the WAEC system in the same form they will appear when they write the exams? So, why insisting they remove hijab to take passport photographs?
Thanks to Professor Is-Haq Akintola of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) and other stakeholders who stood to defend the right of the students.