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Hearing On UI School Hijab Crisis Adjourned


Justice Oladiran Akintola of Oyo State High Court on Friday adjourned hearing on the enforcement of right to wear Hijab suit filed by ten Muslim parents of the International School University of Ibadan till January 11, 2019.

The parents had dragged the Principal of the school, Phoebean Olowe; Chairman, Board of Governors  of the international school, Prof Abideen Aderinto; and the University of Ibadan to court to enforce the rights of their female children to religion, association and education.

At the sitting on Friday were legal representations for secular and traditionalists’ parents of the International School seeking to be joined in the suit.

Legal counsel for all respondents (lSI, Professor Aderinto and UI) Dr Babatunji Ajibade (SAN) pleaded for more time to file counter affidavit and respond to the brief of the parents.

The application which was not opposed by the counsel for the parents, Hassan Fajimite, was granted by Justice Akintola.

The judge adjourned the case till January 11, 2019 for mention and to allow other interested parties to file their applications and responses.

Recall that the international school had been engulfed in crisis over attempt by some Muslim parents to ensure that female Muslim children were allowed to wear hijab.

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