Niqab banned in Egyptian schools

The Egyptian government has banned face-covering niqabs in schools since September 30.

Sep 13, 2023 - 06:52
Niqab banned in Egyptian schools
Niqab banned in Egyptian schools

Egyptian Education Minister Reda Hegzi announced that students will still have the right to choose whether or not to wear headscarves, but they will not cover the face, according to a foreign news agency report.

In Egypt, the wearing of the niqab in schools has been debated for many years.

He said that parents should also not force students who refuse to wear headscarves.

The education minister added that parents and guardians should be aware of their children's choices and not impose their will on them.

The Egyptian Ministry of Education has instructed that teachers and teaching staff should implement the decision to ban the niqab with kindness and gentleness, taking into account the psychological condition of students.

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