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Muslim Students Protest Hijab Ban In Lagos Schools

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Justice Olubunmi Oyewole, of an Ikeja High Court has fixed July 10, 2013, for further hearing of an out-of-court settlement brought before him over the lingering crisis between the Lagos State Government and the Muslim Students Society, MSS over the ban of Hijab in public schools in Lagos State.

The decision of the court was sequel to the request by the Lagos State counsel, Muniru Ajanaku who prayed the court to adjourn the matter on the ground that the state believe that the matter can be resolved out-of-court.

The lead counsel for the students, Taiwo Hassan Fajimite said it is unfortunate that the state has not responded on the case until now, but that the muslim community is willing to meet the state government and consider the terms and conditions being offered on the way out.

The Muslim students who thronged the court to witness the proceedings, took to the streets to protest and to register their displeasure over the decision by the Lagos State Government to ban the use of Hijab by female muslim students in public schools.

The students led by Muslim teachers and some clerics, carried different placards with inscriptions such as, “Hijab is our right, it must be respected, “Fashola, to be forewarned is to be forearmed, “Lagos State Government, stop discrimination of our female students” etc.

The students promised to continue their protest as well as exploring every available legal means to ensure the rights of muslim students to wear hijab in public schools is protected.

However, some stern looking policemen immediately mobilized to the scene to avoid miscreants from hijacking the rally.

The female students who wore Hijab on their various uniforms vowed to continue wearing their Hijab to school, until the court decides it’s legality or otherwise.

In his short ruling on the application by government counsel, Justice Oyewole urged both parties to explore the dialogue option and report back to the court in the next adjourned date.

He therefore adjourned further hearing to July 10, 2013. [Vanguard]

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  1. Adepoju daniel busayo

    May 28, 2013 at 7:57 am

    D hijab must not b takeing off from d sch’s

  2. Remi

    May 28, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I really don’t understand this state government, first the compulsory it for all female students, then they ban it outrightly. Exactly what is the problem of the government?, I don’t see the point, as long as it doesn’t pose any threat to security and it doesn’t hamper learning. This is infringement of there religious, privacy rights

  3. saka

    May 28, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    The government should bear it in mind that we’re still facing religious crisis in the north which has cripple the welfare and peace of this country.may God grant you wisdom.to the islamic sisters they should take it easy bcos dialogue is better than confrontation,we may know the beginning of the war but the end can’t profit both side.Don’t let religion set us ablaze.

  4. saka

    May 28, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    The government should bear it in mind that we’re still facing religious crisis in the north which has cripple the welfare and peace of this country.may God grant you wisdom.to the islamic sisters they should take it easy bcos dialogue is better than confrontation,we may know the beginning of the war but the end can’t profit both side.Don’t let religion set us ablaze.peace !!

  5. James

    May 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    It’s quite time we walk towards heaven and avoid wicked acts..remember rev sisters stil wear their’s..if anyone supports it, the person is promoting satan’s kingdom..we have ladies who wear short skirts.why not ban that

    • eze

      May 29, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      Muslims must repent or all of them wil go to hell

  6. Senator Mayor

    May 29, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I hate hipocrites is d governor nt a muslim after all some of dem wre dat tin 2 party dose dat make dem holy no pls even in france it is nt acceptable stop dis madness. Good job Gov. Fashola

  7. nurain

    May 30, 2013 at 7:15 am

    It doesn’t make any sense for baning muslim sisters from wearing hijab.The government should have a re-think over this issue.

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    June 4, 2013 at 9:29 am

    be self employed learn coreldraw, autocad, MS office, photoshop, video editing and start making money call 08023*084130 we charge per hour and its one on one training. u can learn in less than 2 days.

  9. Amy

    June 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Thank u james for being upright

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No Agreement Yet To Suspend Strike ― ASUU

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has denied reports suggesting that it agreed to call off the ongoing strike after meeting with the Federal Government negotiation team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige on Friday, November 27.

Recall that the union and the Federal Government had reached an agreement to call off the ongoing ASUU strike after the government reportedly increased its offer for Earned Allowances and funding for the revitalization of public universities to N70 billion.

Reacting to the report, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President has denied knowledge of any agreement to call off the strike.

Also Read: ASUU Agrees To Call Off Strike As FG Increases Payment To N70b

He stressed that at the meeting, it was only agreed that the union should convey the Government message to their organs and get back to Government.

The ASUU President told reporters on Saturday morning: ” I am not aware of that. All I know is that we had a meeting and we are going to report to our members. But I don’t know about suspension of the strike.”

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ASUU Agrees To Call Off Strike As FG Increases Payment To N70b

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday agreed to call off their eight-month-old strike.

The decision was reached during a meeting in Abuja between the union and the federal government delegation led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.

Also Read: I Have Three Of My Biological Children In Nigeria Public Universities -Ngige Blows Hot As ASUU Strike Continues

Based on agreements between the two parties, the government also promised to increase the total payment to the union to N70 billion.

The government stated that it would pay N40 billion as the Earned Allowance and N30bn for the revitalization of the university system to bring the total to N70 billion.

The FG further agreed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers before December 4.

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Online examinations and their security with navigation control

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Since our movement into the online examination ecosystem, test takers go on to showcase exceptional levels of creativity when it comes to the question on how to crack an exam. In fact there has to be a visible transformation on how candidates plan to pass the exams with flying colours. In the midst of this the candidates end up resorting to some common ways where they end up cheating during an exam

  • Impersonation- Once you use an impersonator or a proxy opting for online exams is a common type of cheating. Students are bound to leverage with the inability of the invigilator to figure out the real exam test takers.
  • External help – you might end up seeking help from friends or relatives who might be sitting beside the monitor. Holding placards with answers is another way where you can cheat during an exam
  • Employment of digital device- smartphones, Bluetooth devices are some of the common ways by which you can cheat during the course of an online exam. They are put to use in order to surf on the web or when you receive information.

Such assertions do not indicate acts of dishonesty in any manner. A proctored exam is going to be of immense help during the course of an exam. A common perception exists that cheating in an online exam is a lot easier than a traditional exam. In a way students employ tactics so they have to succeed academically without the need to be working hard.

But with the use of technology the exams are bound to become cheat free. The question that come to the fore is how honest is the person who is appearing for an exam than merely answering the exam. With the use of proctoring technologies you are in a position to cope up with this issue and the robust features enable the institutes to secure their online examination while maintaining integrity.

Another point of consensus is how it is possible to remote monitor things on what happens in the backdrop of a computer screen. There is no need for them to be aware on what is happening in the backdrop. But still the hack list that is adopted by students works out to be expensive. Still this logic does not hold any value and cheating is a common act.

The type of cheating on the screen

Copy paste

In a conventional exam one of the common types of cheating works out to be copy paste. Be it keeping the answers already who are in document mode or the study material from a separate document, such traditional forms of cheating have gone on to evoke positive response among the students. To be glued to the screen is also a way of misleading an invigilator who does not possess any type of information while observing the screen. He is not going to flag it off as a major cause of concern.

Mirror and screen sharing

When you are sitting for an exam from a remote location, candidates often end up relying on multiple software and the use of mirror apps does appear to be one of them. By the use of this app it allows another person access to the screen of the computer and they can give you answers. Even the students are known to be using Google docs during the course of tests where they go on to review or edit the response of other person and then share it with the invigilators.

Online browsing

With the power of the internet online cheating has gone on to become a walk in the park. An individual who relies on an unfair means is going to switch from an exam, as it can be the use of  various websites , social media sites or other sources choices to locate answers of their choice. Just you have to past the answers on to the URL and figure out the best solution from where you can plagiarize the answers.

Relying on the use of external devices

For example the likes of USD or a blue tooth device is easy to conceal and it makes them difficult to detect. Even the smart devices work out to be standard devices when it comes to the question of on screen cheating. Be it before or during the course of the test the students are going to plug it for their easy use.

Another possibility is to configure your computer with blue tooth before you sit for the exam. Even directly copying from them is easy for the tech centric students. A secure exam browser might be of help in such cases. This same logic holds true for blue tooth integrated devices or smart watches that rely on providing answers to the students.

Task switching

Regularly switching from one screen to another is a method of cheating that works out to be a common task. Even you are going to use keyboards or short cut controls that enables the task of cheating and makes them accessible in an easy way.

The worst part is that students continue to exploit the vulnerabilities despite the fact that there are proper control mechanisms in place so as to curb cheating. But once you adopt technology it goes a long way in making the exams safe and secure. There is no need to regularly deploy the IT staff or the browser of the student so as to adhere to the rules. There is a need to formulate a solution that integrates with the students need during the course of an examination. In fact the need of the hour is a robust and a credible platform that goes full out to prevent the possibility of mishaps during the exams. Not only it means deployment of technology but it is going to prevent any form of violation during the exam. There are a series of software that restricts the possibility of cheating to a major
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