Dakar, Senegal, Sep 7, 2019 / 13:58 pm
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, Africanews.com 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.