The State High Court in Ibadan, Oyo State has fixed March 22 for the report of settlement in a suit filed by parents of some female Muslim students of University of Ibadan International School Ibadan over denial on use of Hijabs.
Other respondents in the suit are; the University of Ibadan, School Principal, Mrs. Phebean Olowe, Chairman, Board of Governors, Prof. Abideen Aderinto and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) office.
Justice Laniran Akintola fixed the date, after listening to the steps taken by parties on the advice given to them at previous sitting by the judge to try to settle the matter out of court.
“We should all salvage the situation together. I am sure the matter can be amicably resolved,” Akintola said.
Earlier, Counsel to the claimants, Professor Abdulwahab Egbewole (SAN), told the court that the parties have been trying to meet to see how the matter can be settled out of court.
Egbewole said that the parties had agreed to meet after the court’s sitting of Wednesday.
Counsel to the 1st and 4th respondents, Mrs. Oluwatobi Ola and other respondents’ counsel, confirmed the position of the claimant’s counsel. The claimants want the court to declare that the continuous denial of the ISI management to allow the female Muslim students to wear Hijabs on their school uniform, was wrong and unconstitutional.