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#niqab school ban

Students will no longer be allowed to wear the niqab at school in Egypt, according to a new prohibition put in place by the Egyptian Ministry of Education on 11 September. Head coverings in schools will also become optional. While they may be worn at the discretion of the student, their choice of covering may not obscure their face. Regardless of their choice, the students’ guardian must be aware of and consent to the hair covering. As such, students wearing…