Catholic church close school in Mangochi over hijab dressing code

Catholic church in Mangochi has closed down a primary school in Mangochi over hijab dressing code disagreements.

Catholic church run school prohibit female Muslim faith learners from putting on a hijab—a gear covering the head and the neck worn by Muslim women and girls in public places.

Mangochi diocesan education secretary Felix Masamba said some Muslims went to Mpiri primary school in trucks on Monday to force authorities allow girls in hijabs learn.

The school is Catholic run.

“They came in lorries and started assaulting some learners, school Committee members and teachers,” said Masamba.

Muslim Association of Malawi’s Sheikh Dinala Chabulika said the incident was regrettable.

He said the assault of innocent people must be condemned in strongest terms.

The church also closed another school in Balaka recently over the same issue.

The Catholic church does not allow learners in its run schools put on the Muslim head gear for women.

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Citizen Number 1
Citizen Number 1
6 months ago

Why is it that Catholic Boarding school force non-Catholic pupils to put on rosaries, despite that teachers are paid by government? A good example is St Anthony’s in Thondwe. My granddaugher is there and I found her wearing a rosary. We don’t wear these and any other ornaments.

Precious N
Precious N
6 months ago

No Catholic School is required to force non-Catholic students to put on things like rosaries or anything connected to the Catholic Church. If your daughter started putting on a rosary it is either she admired her friends who were putting it on or maybe her friends influenced her to do so. However, if it happened that a staff member forced your granddaughter to put on a rosary, then he or she doesn’t know the requirements and should not do so in the name of the Catholic Church or institution. The only requirement I know is that all students are to… Read more »

Mbawaka
Mbawaka
6 months ago

Did you asked her if she was forced or not… Seeing her wearing doesn’t mean she was forced.

Fredrick
Fredrick
6 months ago

Don’t forget that is catholic school. People of other religions may choose not to learn there. It is a matter of choice. It is not true that Catholics force students to wear rosalie. Even many Catholics do not have rosalies

YOSWA MKONYOFU
YOSWA MKONYOFU
6 months ago

Kkkkkkk kosi kutsuka kobibila ndiye usilamu weni weni? Is that the hub of islam? when we want to urgue lets urgue with facts. if catholic schools are build by DFID funds and teachers paid by govt, why not build moslem schools and ask for teachers from govt to come and teach there. Mind you these catholics first built schools and govt came in later just to assist because it was not only christian pupils who went there. Let us learn to coexist by understanding each others beliefs other than kunyoza. Anzathu achisilamu mumaziwa kuti munthu oti si msilamu akafuna kulowa… Read more »

Jose
Jose
6 months ago

Anthu ena ku Boma pa zifukwa za ndale mavoti kumalowetsa za chipembedzo kumaphunziro means mwabweretsa religious conflict in education.you need to be taught how bad to politicize policies into religion.The conflict is difficult to end because it is about beliefs.Mukakhala muofesi kaya pulezidenti,vp ps directors mudzipewa mapolicy intended to promote tribalism,religion,regionalism and discrimination any how even political affiliation like what is happening in civil service now that only those regarded as dpp are benefiting threatening workers with party name.The morale in govt is at zero because of such managers.

Becks
Becks
6 months ago

My Muslim brothers, please build your own schools. Don’t be busy building mizikiti. Why build 3 mosques in one village and no school in a village? Ana anu mukuti azikaphizira kuti? In Mosques? Build your own school and leave christian schools do their business peacefully

Thengo
Thengo
6 months ago
Reply to  Becks

Maumau

POLITICAL PROPER GANDA
POLITICAL PROPER GANDA
6 months ago

Zipembedzani FANO LAMULUNGU (YESU) dipo adzakukanilani Zidyani nkhumbazo zimwani mikodzoyo Munthu ndithu wankulu kumayenda ndimanyi (osamaseta) ZITSILU ZAZOLENGEDWA MA AGENT ASATANA Katolika BODZA LOKHALOKHA
ZINYEZIMILENJI NTCHITO ZA SATANA

Ineyo basi
Ineyo basi
6 months ago

nkhani ili apa sikutukwana koma tikuti mangani ma school anu kuti muzikapanga zanuzo not kubweretsa malamulo anu pa katundu amene asali wanu mwamva?

Daily Living
6 months ago

Hahahahaa, Kaye Muslim ndesimpingo, kumangotaya nthawi. Mulibe Mulungu inu Koma munthu otinso sanaukepo anaola kalekale Koma mmadzinamiza kuti alimoyo. Nkhumba ndi deal siimafuna zachibwana ndinkona inamuonetsa mbwaza Braz wanu uja. Komabe muziganiza inu achawa inu penapake, school imaoneka bwino ana ake akavala onse same attire not zanu zagule mukufuna azivalazo, ndinkona mmangopatsana zimimba plus matenda kukwatira akazi mbweee plus ana omwewo osaona nyansi coz you don’t think, umunthu umakusowani. Wake up guys, don’t be stupit all the time

Fanatic
Fanatic
6 months ago
Reply to  Daily Living

@Daily Living kunyoza ngati uku tsiku lina muzawona polekela. Mayiko ambiri panopa mulibe mtendele zimayamba ndi malankhulidwe ake amenewa.

Malawian
Malawian
6 months ago
Reply to  Fanatic

@ Fanatic

You are a hypocrite. Why didn’t you start by bringing your fellow Moslem called political proper Ganda ( whatever that means) to order who started it all. When you attack our faith expect 10 times more fight back from Christians.

Francis Phiri
Francis Phiri
6 months ago

Ndiye chimene mukutukwanira ndi chani? Mungoonetsa kutitu mulibe nzeru. Zotukwana ndi za anthu opanda mtendere. Chisilamutu amati ndi chipembedzo cha mtendere. Mukamatukwana ndiye kuti sindinu msilamu weniweni.

Chiyanjano Namulangeni Phiri
Chiyanjano Namulangeni Phiri
6 months ago

If kupembedza kolondora kukutulutsa munthu obereka zipatso za malankhulidwe ngati akowa ndi better kumapembedza zinazo kapena kumangokhalatu. Umudziwe Yesu iwe udzasinthika. Udzazindikira kuti munthu amakhala ndi mtendere wa mumtima.

POLITICAL PROPER GANDA
POLITICAL PROPER GANDA
6 months ago

Inu ma PAGANISM Zenizeni zinabwela ndi Yesu anakusinthilani Ndipo ndi AKATOLIKA omwewa Mumadziwa komatu osasintha.Nkhondo mukunenazo amapeka ndi AKATOLIKA omwomeomweo MBULI zitsutsa
ndizomwenso zachuluka ndi azungu we

Zamawayo
Zamawayo
6 months ago

Abale anga adziwanso izi Anthu amene adabweretsa nkhani ya uniform Kwa ana asukulu anali ndi zolinga zawo zabwino ndithu. 1: ana asukulu imodz amadziwana 2: ana wochokera pabanja Osaka sadziwika chifukwa onse amaoneka chimodz imodz choncho uniform imachotsa tsankho. Pasukulu sipayenera kulimbikitsa tsankho la. Zipembedzo ndi bwino mwana aliyense adzingotsata malamulo apasukuluyo. chipembedzo chili ndi malamulo ake choncho mwana aliyense opita pa sukuluyo ayeñera kutsata malamulo.osati kuchita pofuna maloto ake ai.

Trump
Trump
6 months ago

angokambirana basi

shafi chiwaula
shafi chiwaula
6 months ago

penepake anzathu achisilamuwa azitha kusiyanisa pakati pa sukulu za boma ndi za mipingo angokambirana bwinobwino

Bamusi
6 months ago
Reply to  shafi chiwaula

Kodi.iwo angalole kukadyera nikhumba Ku church kwawo?

Soberman
Soberman
6 months ago
Reply to  Bamusi

Sizikugwilizana ma hijabuwa sakuvalira ku Church koma ku Sukulu nde zikugwilizana pati ndi kudya nkhumba?

Aboo Jamila
Aboo Jamila
6 months ago
Reply to  shafi chiwaula

But remember that these schools are run by our taxes as well. Government or DFID construct school blocks, all teachers paid by government. The Catholic job is just to oversee the smooth running of the school.
Turn your schools into private, employ your own teachers and see if Muslims will go.

I don’t think a true Catholic who loves Mary the Mother of Jesus can chase a Muslim girl child for putting on hijab. Only unless he is there for money.

DailyLiving
6 months ago
Reply to  Aboo Jamila

Ndekuyankhula kopusa kumeneku, yet mukudziwa ndikale kuti kupita kumaschool Anu achisilamu you can’t allow somebody not putting hijab so mukufuna malamulowo mubweretsenso pakhomo laanzanu kusowa nzeru. Dziwani kuti or utaphunzira bwanji, umbulinso umakhala nawe pafupi. Even Bakili himself a Muslim sanabweretsepo lamulo kumeneko so enanunso ndayani? Mang’ani school zanu ana azivala momwe mukufunira than kubweretsa chitsokonezo paliponse. Shame!, aMalawi anzanganu maka you the Muslims, wake up guys

Mtonga Mwana
Mtonga Mwana
6 months ago
Reply to  DailyLiving

Kenako adzayamba kutsutsana ndi malamulo a eni ma school nkumati mwamuna atha kukhala ndi akazi mpaka four bola akuwasamala pamene enawo satero.

Ineyo basi
Ineyo basi
6 months ago
Reply to  Aboo Jamila

my bro u hav a point nd i support BUT remember that at any institution,guidelines are followed on that place,so its paramount to adhere to any of it no matter wat? do not bring in your own rules and regulations on someones property. learn to respect za eni pilizi iiiiiii

Ian Gumba
Ian Gumba
6 months ago

Muslims are always useless minded people and warlike at the same time. Just imagine believing in someone who was eaten by a dog in day light and touching bibi daily. Will they allow Christian students eating pork at a muslim school? All over the world a muslim is no better than a pig

ishuman
ishuman
6 months ago
Reply to  Ian Gumba

Iwendiye galu mbuli iwe umati ukazinyelela mai ako amakusuka ndi madzi kusonyeza kuti ndizonyasa.

Everson Mpemba
Everson Mpemba
6 months ago
Reply to  Ian Gumba

Uku achimwene ndiye kupandanso nanu mzeru mmene mwalembelamu how can muslims feel and respond to you whith your negative attitude

Timvera kumeneko
Timvera kumeneko
6 months ago
Reply to  Ian Gumba

waonjeza bulutu iwe, if you do not have any common sense just shut your trash, we have freedom of worship in Malawi, the hijaab does and will not intimidate you or anyone including educators unless you are evil minded.

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