WASSCE: Candidate Laments Ordeal For Wearing Hijab To Exam


A female candidate (name withheld) writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has lamented her ordeals for wearing hijab to examination hall, saying she was temporarily disallowed from writing the exam for wearing hijab in Lagos.

LEADERHIP  gathered that she is among others writing the papers at Reufort Secondary school Imalete Alaafia, Ajah area of Lagos State.

Commenting on the development , her mother, Mrs Lateefah Olawuyi told our correspondent that she was sent out of the hall for wearing hijab during biology practical exam on Wednesday and on Thursday and had her hijab forcibly removed during the Biology practical and Mathematics exams respectively.

In her words, “A fat huge man came to the exam centre on Wednesday. He claims to be an external invigilator. He sent my daughter out of the exam hall because she was wearing an Hijab. He came again on Thursday when they were having Mathematics. He then removed her hijab, a friend then gave her…

Source: Leadership Newspaper