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What Do You think about the Banning of Hijab in Schools? Watch the Battabox Video of the Word on the Streets



The guys at Battabox have gone on the street to ask for people to give their opinions on the recent ban on the use of the Hijab by school students.

Watch the video and share your thoughts?


  1. Godslove22

    July 16, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Na wa ohhh……See Gobe……Naija sha

  2. Teddy Bear

    July 16, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Banning hijabs is ridiculous.

  3. Tiki

    July 16, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Banning hijabs is a good idea. Otherwise Christians should be allowed to wear headties, and Jews their kippahs…heck Aladura (white garment church) should be allowed to wear their berets!

    Bottom line is if you don’t want to conform to a school’s uniform, find a school whose uniform suits you, or create your own school.

    • Tiki

      July 16, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      Aladura Spiritualist*

  4. Deedee

    July 16, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Well,there’s freedom of religion in Nigeria,i think the ban on hijab is uncalled for and should be reversed

  5. tito

    July 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    please lets keep religion with it ever deviding tendencies outaa schl

  6. Person

    July 16, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    It is a fundamental breach of their right to religion. Where does the government get off on this? This is absolute nonsense. And if a Christian wants to wear their cap or a Jew, they should be able to wear them!!! I went to Queen’s College, Yaba and I remember clearly that Muslim students were allowed to wear trousers, long-sleeved shirts and a hijab. Other students wore sleeveless blouses and skirts/pinafores depending on your form. You really have to make allowances for people’s religion except it compromises their health! And I am Christian!!!


    July 16, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Banning of hijab is called for, you do not want to know what those kids have under there some go as far as just wearing underwear and the skirt as school uniform with the hijab covering half of their body, they need to cover their HEAD not their body they can use a scaf, or jenifa’s cap. it is sooooo called for students using hijab is not right. Allow them grow and make a choice themselves weather they want their head/body covered or not, they are just kids.

  8. amaaa

    July 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    SAFETY is an issue with hijab the issue of hijab in public school is the issue now . The lagos school public school system it s open to every religion so therefore if you want hijab to be worn also let other religions wear what ever their religions permits or does not permit them to wear. One of the reasons why catholic schools and faith based education institutes where formed was to take care of issues like this .I remember the issue that was brought up by the Ansarudeen Society of Nigeria that female copers should not be allowed to mix with male corpers in camp and they should not be allowed to do tedious jobs and wear the sports uniform .

  9. Tunmi

    July 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    It should not be banned…Naija and their priorities sha

  10. niyoola

    July 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    The ban shouldn’t be lifted.
    There are lots of muslim schools in Lagos. If you feel the need to put on an hijab/scarf/cap/beret, please go to a muslim school.
    It’s called a school UNIFORM for a reason.

    • Tiki

      July 19, 2013 at 9:44 am

      Thank you! I don’t understand why they choose to go to secular or other denominational schools and causing a ruckus, instead of going to schools where the hijab is welcome!

      When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Or transfer.

  11. NNENNE

    July 17, 2013 at 4:48 am

    One rule for all. Anyone seeking for extra should go to religious schools.
    Religion has caused so much devastation in Nigeria. We are one of the most religious, yet we remain one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Let us become doers of what we hear. That is the most important thing.

  12. Raashid

    July 17, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Everybody has right 2 worship so naija gov’t don’t takeover da pple’s right freedom z da bst policy

  13. Yetunde

    July 17, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I don’t understand why you guys are saying Nigeria, Its only in Lagos and i think the ban shouldn’t be lifted, i mean we have muslim schools in lagos for stuffs like this, besides you can always wear the hijab after school hours. Schools have UNIFORMS for a reason, and wearing the hijab with the school uniform makes the UNIFORM look totally different and weird which i believe isnt meant to be so.

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