Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Governor Aregbesola threatens to expel students wearing unauthorized uniforms in Osun State

Governor Rauf Aregbesola
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state has threatened to expel students that come to school wearing unauthorised school uniforms.

This threat is in reaction to the instruction of the Christian Association of Nigeria in the state that students should appear in school in church garments.

The Christian Association of Nigeria has insisted Christian pupils will continue to wear church garments and other apparels to public schools if Muslim students continued wearing hijab.

It was gathered by Daily Post that some students of Baptist High School, Iwo stormed the school wearing different church garments.

One of the leaders of the CAN, who spoke to journalists at the school premises, Mr. Paul Olagoke, said they came to ensure that Christian students were not denied the right to wear their church garments to the school.
He said, “We are here to defend our religious right, to ensure that nobody chase away our children for deciding to wear choir robes and other church-related clothes to school.

“We told the government before the school merger that we did not want Christian schools to be merged with other schools to avoid this kind of situation. We are determined to make sure that Christianity is not eradicated in the schools established with the sweat of our forefathers in the faith.”

Reacting, however, the state governor said any student caught violating the order would be expelled with immediate effect.

The governor said this in Ibokun on Tuesday while speaking at the inauguration of St. Michael Middle School.

According to him, it was wrong of any group to instigate pupils to wear unauthorised garments to government-owned schools.

Aregbesola added that his government was not in support of any religion against the others, while urging groups dissatisfied with the judgment to seek a redress in court.

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