Misunderstanding led to hijab row (Part 2)
DOHA: The incident in which a girl student of a private school was denied entry to the classroom for wearing head scarf (hijab) has triggered a public outcry forcing the Supreme Education Council (SEC) to issue a clarification.
A senior SEC official, while speaking at a popular morning programme on Qatar Radio on Tuesday said that the incident had happened due to a misunderstanding by one of the school staff.
“The Supreme Education Council intervened in the issue and conducted an investigation. It was found that there was a misunderstanding by one of the school employees,” a local Arabic daily quoted Aysha Jassim Al Kuwari, director of Media and Communication at SEC as saying.
The SEC received a letter from a friend of the student’s father through its Twitter account.
“Immediately we contacted the man who wrote the letter seeking more information. Soon we intervened and asked the school to allow the student to attend the classes,” she added.
The official added that the SEC will take stern action against any school violating the rights of the students.
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