5 February 2014

Nigeria: Religious Crisis Looms in Osun School

Osogbo — Tension, yesterday, enveloped a popular school in Osun State, the Baptist High School, Iwo, as the students wore different dresses that suited their religious inclination to school.

The students, thereby, defiled the state government uniform specification recently introduced in all public secondary schools in the state as part of the schools reclassification programme.

Apart from the riotous outfits, the students also sang different religious songs while on the assembly for the morning devotion.

While the Christian students who wore white garments sang Christian songs, the Muslim students who appeared in veil sang Muslim songs.

Worried by the development, the school authority hurriedly sent the students to their various classrooms and informed the state Ministry of Education of the development.

Reacting, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Sunday Akere said government was aware of the development and was making efforts to bring sanity back to the system.

He said officials of the state Ministry of Education have been drafted to the school to prevent further breakdown of law and order.

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