Muslims ask Malawi to ensure Muslim girls write examinations

Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has asked Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB) to make sure that Muslim girls are not denied the chance of writing this year’s examinations on the ground that they are putting on hijab.

Publicity Secretary for MAM, Sheikh Dinala Chabulika, made the appeal as reports are indicating that Muslim girls are being denied to write the examinations unless they put off the hijab.

Sheikh Chabulika, said is very unfortunate that there are some individuals who deliberately misinterpret issues in order to achieve their personal agenda.

“MANEB made it clear to MAM that they shall no longer force Muslim girls to put off the hijab because it is against Islamic belief,” Sheikh Chabulika emphasised.

In her response on the matter Public Relations Officer for MANEB, Mayamiko Chiwaya said she asked the invigilator at Kabwabwa secondary school in the capital Lilongwe on the matter.

“The invigilator stated that there was misunderstanding on searching the student,” Chiwaya said.

However, he said the matter was resolved and the student wrote the examinations.

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