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By CNA
9/9/2019 (1 week ago)
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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.

Ban on students in Senegalese Catholic school

Ban on students in Senegalese Catholic school

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By CNA
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
9/9/2019 (1 week ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: AFRICA, DAKAR, SENEGAL, MIDDLE EAST - AFRICA


Dakar, Senegal, (CNA) - 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.

The West African country of Senegal is about 96% Muslim; the 4% or so that are Christian are mostly Catholic. The government is officially secular.

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