Two Somali girls are again allowed to attend school lessens after country-wide criticism- with their hijab. One teacher from the Primary School in Au-Heerbrugg had previously sent the girls home.
The two Somali girls may now re-attend the school with headscarves immediately. This was decided by the school board.
School Board President Walter Portmann confirmed a report in the TV News “10 to 10” of Swiss Radio and Television (SRF). The primary school Au-Heerbrugg no longer adheres to a recommendation of the Education Council, which were generally prohibit headgear.
“Legally not allowed»
According to Portmann of the School Board decided on Sunday to emphasize the recommendation of the Education Council of the school rules. The School Council is of the opinion that a headgear ban is not legally permissible, as long as the Supreme Court decides otherwise. A bearing the same case from the Thurgau Bürglen is still pending in federal court.
The two 11 and 12 year old girl from Somalia are recognized refugees and of the Muslim faith. They live with their parents and five siblings since a short time in Switzerland. They were sent home by their teacher from the regular classes they wore a headscarf.
(rub / sda)