Parents protest as Senegalese Catholic school enforces Islamic headscarf ban

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A prestigious Catholic school in the Senegalese capital of Dakar is going ahead with a ban on students wearing Islamic headscarves, local media is reporting.

The Sainte-Jeanne d'Arc Institute in Dakar, run by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny, made the decision several months ago, reports, and as a result students who came to school wearing headscarves were not allowed to remain at school.

The school includes primary, secondary, and post-baccalaureate education. The school began during the 2014-2015 school year.

Some parents have called for government action and have threatened to file complaints against the school.

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