International School UI: Court Adjourns Hearing on Hijab

An Oyo State High Court in Ibadan has fixed June 25 for hearing of preliminary objection in a fundamental human rights suit filed by Muslim parents of female students of UI Ibadan International School”s refusal to allow their children wear hijab on their school uniform.

The preliminary objection was filed by Mr Tunde Olutayo, one of the respondents in the matter.

Other respondents in the suit are the University of Ibadan, School Principal, Mrs Phebean Olowe, the Chairman, Board of Governors, Professor Abideen Aderinto and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) office and three others.

Olutayo, through his counsel, Mr Jide Owoyemi, also filed an application for extensions of time to allow him file his processes and urged the court to grant it.

In his response, counsel to the applicants, Mr Hassan Fagimite, told the court that he was not opposed to the application for extension of time of one  of the respondent.

Fagimite , however, said that he was recently served with the application for extension of time and the preliminary objection.

He said that he was yet to respond to it on point of law and that he intended to respond to the processes of all the respondents at the same time.

Justice Laniran Akintola granted the application for extension of time and adjourned the hearing of the preliminary objection till June 25.

Sunday Ogunyemi


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