Nkawie SHS allegedly refuses to admit Muslim girl for wearing hijab

Nkawie SHS allegedly refuses to admit Muslim girl for wearing hijab

- Nkawie Senior High Technical School has allegedly denied a Muslim girl admission

- Nafisatu Billy Yussif is reported to have gone to the school wearing a hijab

- She however was denied admission when she refused to take off the hijab

- According to her, it was against her religious doctrines

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Nkawie Senior High Technical School in the Ashanti Region has allegedly denied a Muslim girl who showed up to school in a hijab admission.

The 18-year-old Nafisatu Billy Yussif reportedly showed up to the school wearing a hijab and when she was requested to take it off, she refused.

Her refusal to take-off the hijab led to the school authorities refusing her admission into the school.

Nkawie SHS allegedly refuses to admit Muslim girl for wearing hijab
Nkawie SHS allegedly refuses to admit Muslim girl for wearing hijab
Source: UGC

In a Citi News report, Nafisatu Billy Yussif said taking off the veil was against her religious doctrines as a Muslim.

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... I was asked to take off my veil in order to take a passport picture. I told them I can’t do that because it is against my religion. So I had to leave without completing my admission process,” she said.

Meanwhile, an official at the Nkawie SHS who pleaded anonymity refuted claims of denying the girl admission to the school.

He explained that the school allows Muslim girls to put on the veil only during prayers.

Nafisa's issue follows that of some two students who were denied admission into the Achimota School because of their dreadlocks.

According to the authorities at the school, it is either the students trim their dreadlocks or risk not being admitted into the institution to pursue their studies.

Parents of those two students took to social media to vent their frustration over the decision of the school authorities.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) however later interevened and asked the school to admit the students but later retracted the initial directive.

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In a related story, a gentleman identified as Lord N.A Quaye who was allowed to attend high school at Accra Academy despite having dreadlocks is now championing movements to impact lives positively in Ghana.

In posts sighted by YEN.com.gh on his Twitter handle, @LordnQuaye, the gentleman is seen on different occasions speaking to masses and engaging with high-level personalities in Ghana.

Lord Quaye also works as a youth advocate, the Chief Executive Officer of the Quaye Foundation, Executive Director at Capgrove Group, and a Business Manager at Socialville.

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