University College, (UCH) Ibadan has approved the wearing of Hijab by nursing students.
The approval came after the Minister of Health approved the report of the Ad Hoc Committee on standardization of the use of Ijab on school uniform in the schools of Nursing having noted that its recommendations are in line with the standards of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
In a statement issued by A. K. Shinyabola, Director of Administration and obtained by insideoyo.com, the school advised students who want to embrace their religion in fulfillment of the religious belief to do so in strick compliance with the approved standard.
In a related development, Amasa Firdaus, the Law graduate who sparked controversy after challenging the restriction on use of hijab during call-to-bar ceremony, has eventually been called to bar.
Recall that Firdaus was in December denied access into the hall for the ceremony which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, for refusing to remove her hijab thereby generating controversies.
She had described the action as “a violation of her rights, adding the hijab does not violate the dress code set by the law school but was a mere convention that the British gave to us and we have to stick to it.”
Islamic bodies, including the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), had supported her, calling for a review of the dress code.