The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mr Olusanya Abayomi has urged parents and model school administrators to wait on the court’s ruling on wearing of Hijab.
Abayomi said this at the Honours Day Event organised by the management of Oriwu Model College Ikorodu, an institution owned by the Lagos State Government.
He warned parents and guardians to desist from writing petitions against the Lagos State Government on the use of Hijab in government owned schools.
According to the permanent secretary, matters regarding usage of hijab by students in the public schools are before the Supreme Court.
“The Lagos State Government will wait on the ruling on wearing of Hijab in schools before it provides policy directives on this. We discovered that a lot of people have been writing series of petitions to the state government on the right of their daughters to wear Hijab to school.
“People should stop doing this as this matter is already in court and the state government will only make pronouncement on this matter after the court has ruled.” he said.
He advised teachers and students to put in their best in whatever they do and expressed his profound gratitude to the organiser of the event.
He added that the award was a step in a right direction to encourage student, teachers and parent on development of the education sector of the state.
“This award will encourage not only the students, teachers and parents, but also the donors and well-meaning Lagosians to aid development of this sector in our state,” he said.
The Principal of Oriwu Senior Model College, Mrs Abiodun Ogunniyi commended parents and guidance for their support adding that their partnership with the school has yielded good result in the lives of the children.
Ogunniyi also commended the old student, teachers and the Ministry of Education District 2 for creating enabling environment for the management to demonstrate their talent on call to service.
“I commended the resources person, donor, alumni, student and parents who had contributed immensely to the success of the programme.
“The program will encourage other present and old student to keep the flag of the college flying and Ministry of Education District 2 for creating an enabling environment for us to demonstrate our talent in our call to service,” the principal said.
Also at the honours day, the chairman Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Ikorodu chapter, Fakayode Oluwafemi, commended the organisers, adding that the event is an impetus to encourage students to be more focused.
Oluwafemi said that the idea of the event was a cumulative contribution of the school management to the development of education within the school.
Asafa Fatimat, the best graduating student in the 2018 May/June SSCE examination said that she was overwhelmed with the award.
She added that the award to her would encourage students still in the school to put in more efforts in their academics.
“God will bless all alumnus of this school that contributed to the success of this event and the other donors for their philanthropy.” She said.
Outstanding supporting Alumni members were given awards as well as the best student in the last Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) and students who have gained admission to different universities.