The university of Ibadan international school was shut down indefinitely on Monday, 19th of November, 2018 following a crisis of wearing of hijab by female Muslim pupils of the school. The Muslim community of Oyo State (MUSCOYS) held a lecture in front of the school on Monday over the ban of hijab as the school was forced to shut down.
The school said the status quo be maintained and as a result banned the use of hijab by female Muslim students.
When the school was reopened on Monday, students who appeared in hijab were barred from entering, as the school has spoken on maintaining the status quo. The new development drew the anger of the MUSCOYS and some parents who protested with placards at the school gate.
A notice signed by the management was posted on the main gate of the school stating that the school has been closed down till further notice .
Mr Aderinto, a professor and chairman of the board of governors expressed his displeasure at the incident and promised that normalcy would be restored.
He said : “That it happened this morning is just unfortunate. I don’t think this is about hijab again. Maybe some of them have another motive to destroy the school; I don’t know.We are appraising the situation. We would take the decision that is in the best interest of the parents and the children. Just give us some time. Give us some few days. We would resolve the issue.”