The Kwara State Government has called for calm aftermath immediate closure of some grant-aided schools in Ilorin pending the resolution of the controversy surrounding the use of Hijab in the affected schools.
Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) College, Sabo Oke; St. Anthony College, Offa Road; ECWA School, Oja Iya; Surulere Baptist Secondary School and Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam are the schools involved according to The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.
Others include CAC Secondary School, Asa Dam; St. Barnabas Secondary School, Sabo Oke; St. John’s School, Maraba; St. Williams Secondary School, Taiwo Isale and St. James Secondary School, Maraba.
The Permanent urged parents and religious leaders to avoid any action or comment that may be unhealthy and that may cause crisis between the communities.
“Government calls for calm and urges parents and religious leaders to avoid actions or comments that may further split the two communities,’’ Adeosun stated.