Government has directed that no child should be excluded from public schools for dressing according to their religious rights.
According to a statement which Radio Islam has seen addressed to all heads of departments in the ministry of education, various faith-based organizations have been raising concerns on the dressing code especially in primary and secondary schools.
On this background, the ministry of education has advised all heads of department not to send back students on dressing code.
The statement further says the matter will be referred to Public Affairs Committee for consultation and advice.
Reacting to the development, Hijab Task Force spokesperson, Abdul-salaam Faduweck, commended government for considering their concerns.
Faduweck therefore has advised parents to encourage their daughters to dress islamically.
“I urge all heads of education facilities be it at primary and secondary school or collages to respect government stand.”He said.