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Nigerian law student wears hijab for graduation

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.

A Nigerian law student who was refused access to her graduation months ago for wearing a hijab has finally graduated.

Amasa Firdaus was refused entry to the ceremony grounds seven months ago after she refused to remove her hijab.

The student of the University of Ilorin was asked then by officials to take the hijab off. Her refusal means she missed out on being called to bar.

Right to wear Hijab

Firdaus according to The Nigerian Lawyer insisted on wearing her wig on top of her Hijab as she usually does.

She described the actions of the university not to call her to the bar as a violation of her right to freedom of religion per the Nigerian constitution.

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Firdaus on Tuesday finally got the chance to wear a wig on top of her headscarf. She was part of the 1,550 students who graduated in the capital, Abuja.

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria has welcomed the news of her graduation.

Firdaus has been congratulated by many on social media including an aide to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.


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