A Facebook user by name Fola Shade had recounted the ordeal she had to endure after she stormed the examination hall wearing the Islamic veil, popularly called hijab.
The female Muslim is taking part in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates at the St. Johns Grammar school in Accra.
According to her, the invigilators insisted she removed her hijab before she would be allowed to write the examination.
She reveals that even though she obliged she was further instructed to remove the hair net on her head in other to fully depict her hair but she vehemently protested on the grounds that she is a Muslim.
Article 21(1) (c) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana says “All persons shall have the right to freedom to practice any religion and to manifest such practice.”
You can read the full message she shared on Facebook below…
I went to sit for mathematics paper at St. Johns Grammar school. When i first entered the hall i was searched and sat down for the exam to begin.
In the cause of the exam,an invigilator came back to search me and asked that I take my veil off. Without complaining, I took it off and gave her the veil and it was left with my black hair net cap on my head.
When it was time for the section A, i was asked to remove my black hair net cap on my head which I refused. I was asked to roll up my long sleeve shirt from my wrist to my elbow which I did without complaining.
They still insisted I removed the hair net cap to expose my hair,i told them I’m a Muslim and couldn’t expose my hair.
The female invigilator , said I couldn’t write the exam because I didn’t want to expose my hair.
Even though the papers arrived late at the centre, I was delayed before being allowed to write the paper and before I could start, my paper was collected from me.
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