Justice Ladiran Akintola of Court 9 in the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Friday adjourned the case involving some Muslims parents and students of University of Ibadan International School and the school management over the denial of the students the right to wear Hijab in the school, till January 11th 2019.
Some students through their parents had on Monday December 3rd, dragged the school management and its Principal, Mrs. Phebean Olowe, before the state high Court for banning the use of Hijab in the school.
Also joined in the suit number m/706/2018 are Chairman of the Board of Governors of the school, Professor Yinka Aderinto, who is also the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan and the University of Ibadan.
Muslim Parents of the school argued that continued denial of the 1st to 11th applicants the right to use Hijab on their school uniform within the premises of the school is unconstitutional and constitutes violation of the applicants rights to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
But Akintola, while speaking on the matter at the court on Friday, said the need to adjourn the case for mention was to give all the parties involved in the case fair hearing.
The judge, after listening to counsel to the plaintiffs, Mr. Hassan Fajimite and defendants Mr. Babatunde Ajibade, adjourned the case till January 11th for mention.