Nursing Muslim female students of the University College (UCH), Ibadan has can now wear hijab.
The institution has just approved it.
The approval came after the Minister of Health, Professor Isacc Adewole approved the report of the Ad Hoc Committee on standardization of the use of Hijab on school uniform in the schools of nursing, having noted that its recommendations were in line with the standards of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
The hospital in a statement issued by A. K. Siyanbola , its Director of Administration advised students who want to embrace their religion in fulfilment of the religious belief to do so in strict compliance with the approved standard.
Shinyanbola in the circular dated Friday, 13th July 2018, issued on behalf of the hospital’s Chief Medical Director, Professor Temitope Alonge and addressed to all Heads of Department, directed all concerned departments to comply with the new rule.