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Law Graduate Denied ‘Call to Bar’ For Insisting On Wearing Hijab

A Nigerian law graduate has been denied her call to the bar after insisting on wearing a hijab during the ceremony.

Amasa Firdaus
Amasa Firdaus

Amasa Firdaus was refused entry into the hall at the law school at the University of Ilorin where the ceremony took place. She refused to remove her hijab, insisting instead on wearing the wig on top of her headscarf, local media say.

This was deemed as going against the dress code set by her law school, the university says. Ms Firdaus described the actions of the Nigerian law school as “a violation of her rights”, according to reports.




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Farouk Mohammed

Farouk Mohammed is a Head Editor at Okay Nigeria (Okay.ng). He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on Okay.ng
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