By Abba Gwale
The 10 schools shut down by the Kwara State Government in February over the crisis on the wearing of Hijab (Islamic headscarf) by Muslim female students resumed academic activities today.
A leader of the Muslim Society of Nigeria in Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulmumin, said that he was at Baptist Secondary School to ensure that the school obeyed the government directive on the wearing of hijab.
Both students and teachers entered the school with little resistance especially at Baptist Secondary School, Surulere and Cherubim, and Seraphim College, Sabo-Oke in Ilorin where Christians and Muslims clashed last week.
Speaking on the development, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state, Ajayi Okasanmi, said normalcy had since been returned to schools and business community in the metropolis.
Meanwhile, following the crisis rocking the issue of hijab usage in 10 grant-aided schools in the state, the state government on Monday said that it is gradually achieving its aim.