Catholic church enforces ban of hijab in schools

Officials from the Mangochi Diocese of the Catholic church says the use of regalia contrary to the prescribed school uniform should not be allowed in the church-run schools.

Catholic church says its schools  prohibit learners from putting on a hijab—a gear covering the head and the neck worn by Muslim women and girls 

This is an indirect reference to the Muslim gear, the hijab which has caused a rift between Muslims and the Anglican run schools at Mmanga.

In a memo to all heads of education institutions run by the church in the diocese, secretary for Education Commission Felix Masamba says the decision has been arrived at following the failure by the government, the Episcopal Conference of Malawi and the Malawi Council of Churches to communicate on the issue.

“The diocese strongly advises you to adhere to the prescribed school rules and regulations in as far as the use of school uniform is concerned,” says the memo in part.

The Civil Society Coalition for Education has since told the government to make a decisive policy on the issue.

Speaking during an annual general meeting in Lilongwe on Saturday, CSEC chairperson Moses Busher said it was worrisome that the right to access quality education is being violated.

Minister of Education William Susuwele Banda said his ministry is working with all stakeholders to come up with a policy on the matter.

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tung'ande
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tung'ande

Just serve pork in your cafe and they will run away or start animal husbandry and raise pigs

George Malemu
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George Malemu

Chamwini saothcera gaga, mangani zanu period. Mukuchita makani ndi zinthu zoti sizanu. go to Malamulo/ Matandani Adventist Schools, you will be forced to follow the Adventist rules. So if the Anglican and Catholics have their own rules, follow them. If you ask those who are championing the Hijaabs today, they went through the same christian schools.

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Catholic church well done, we are tired of muslim hypocrisy. If a christian go to muslim school he/ she is forced to follow islamic rules, but when a muslim go christian school he wants tolerance.

GOLOLO
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GOLOLO

go build your own barakat sch and do your nonsense there…………………………………….ma full stops

Judge-Better mus-cum
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Judge-Better mus-cum

It is a well know fact that catholics worship Idols, and that they are faggots (in simple words anthu onyengana kumatako). most of their so called fathers and these bitch-nuns have AIDS now (why cant you just come-out) most of you are catholics today because back in the days you gand-fathers you could not get enrolled in a school unless they became a Christian. It is only the Brave (Muslims) that resisted this satanic church and remain Muslims. Oky, lets cut the bull-shit This correction-fluid government should come-up with regulation as to how these private/public institutions should operate in accordance… Read more »

Gugu
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Gugu

Yeah like it is well known that Mohammad was a paedophile and his corpse eaten by pigs and dogs

Febe
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Febe

I sympathize with you. You are dwelling on trivia issues

Mtete
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Just stick to your Islamic beliefs and let others do as they please. Can anyone please educate me on Islamic schools, if there are any. Do they allow non Moslems exercise their freedom of dress or can they allow Catholics wear rosaries?

winstonmsowoya
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winstonmsowoya

CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTIANS FOR YOUR CONDEMNATION OF THE DAIBORICAL AND SATANIC RELIGION.MALAWIANS,HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN THAT,MUSLIMS BEHEADED THAUSANDS OF OUR GRANDFATHERS WHO WERE.TAKEN BY FORCE TO THE MIDDLE EAST TO COERCE THEM TO WORK FOR ARAB MASTERS UNDER MOST BRUTAL CONDITIONS HUMAN BEINGS HAD EVER SEEN.ARABS HAVE NOT STOPPED THAT KIND OF. BRUTAL TREATMENT HITHERTO.OUR BROTHERS IN ANGOLA DESTROYED THEIR MOSQUES SOON AFTER DESTROYING THE BLOODY PORTUGUES IMPERIALISM.THE PEOPLE OF ANGOLA DESTROYED ALL MOSQUES AND DEPORTED ALL ARABS FROM ANGOLA.WHAT ARE YUO WAITING.FOR MALAWIANS? JUST FOR YOUR INFORMATIION,DO NOT CARRY BIBLE IN THE STREETS OF THE MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES OTHERWISE,YOU ARE EXPOSING… Read more »

zofufutila
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zofufutila

Mupite mma school achisilamu mukawone ngati amaloreza kuvala zosiyana ndi chipembezo chawo asilamu ndiwodzimva amawona ngati zowona ndizawo basi zipembezo zina ndizonama. Muwone olo kuti inu mwapha nyama iwo siadya amakana kudya ati koma aphe iwowo, akhilisitu zinazi nafenso timazisekerela.

HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
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HRLGBT/LGBTIQ

Kopembedza kotani komaloleza chilichonse MBUZI zao zitha kumapanga.MOWA,MATHANYULA,KUDYA ZILIZONSE ndipo SATANIC YONSEYI ndie atsogo padziko lapansi.Paja zamdyelekezi ziimakhala zonyezimila komanso zotsatidwa ndikuchemeleledwa ndi ochuluka.Ah!zadziko.AKATOLIKA Yesu kungompekela pekela bodza basi,pano atulutsa BUKU LAKUDA ati adzigwilitsa ntchito Aliense.

Lego
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Fundo yanu ndi chani apa?

mpilu
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mpilu

plesdent sangakambepo kanthu apa. anyapapi alibe nafe ncito bola iye akuchulidwa his excellence. i thot excellent at school means job well done?
and wat excellent job has he done than pitiful actions!!!
why are we getting brain washed a malawi azanga??????