A decision to ban face coverings at the Parkoso Senior High School, has drawn a mixed response, with activists saying the move “violated female Muslim students’ right to practice their religion freely”.
Authorities of the school say the directive that takes effect from Monday specifically name “hijab” worn by many Muslim women.
A “hijab” is a garment or a scarf that covers only the hair. “Burqa” unlike “hijab”, is another outer garment that covers the entire body and the face, while “niqab” is a veil that also covers the face.
Reports suggest that the move, was to check the frequent use of mobile phones and other gadgets which are hidden by students in these veils, during instructional time, making teaching and learning ineffective.
But it appears many Ghanaians including top Islamic Scholars are not in favour of the move.
Some Islamic clerics and scholars who spoke to Dailymailgh.com believe the move may be contravening human rights rules.
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Source: Daily Mail GH