Since the beginning of September 2019, the debate rages between the various actors of the national education on the measure of the private school Sainte Jeanne D’Arc to prohibit the wearing of the veil in its new internal regulations. However, after a meeting with the Minister of National Education, the ISJD reconsiders its decision but with some details.
This Thursday, September 12, 2019 in Diamniadio, located 25km from the capital of Senegal, the Minister of National Education, Mamadou Talla, met the members of the direction of the private school Sainte Jeanne D’Arc to find a solution to problem posed by the new rules of the institution.
The two parties met and finally agreed. The school agrees to take back the 22 veiled students, victims of the measure, from Thursday, September 19, 2019. But, the Institution specifies that “these students will wear the uniform with a scarf, of suitable dimensions, provided by the establishment and which does not obstruct the outfit. “
In addition, the parents will be summoned to the school, in the presence of the Inspector of Dakar Academy, to ensure compliance with these new provisions.
This decision of the Institution helps to ease the tension in Senegal because of the sensitivity of the issue. These students will be able to start classes, even if, according to some parents, they are morally affected.