Belgium: French Community schools ban headscarves

Belgium: French Community schools ban headscarves

Many schools in the Belgian French Community already ban the headscarf.

The internal school regulations of 110 of the 129 schools [85%] of the French community educational system ban the wearing of religious symbols, according to a hearing in a committee of the various Francophone parliaments.

In the Catholic educational system, most schools have adjusted their internal regulations years ago and students must remove any head covering when they enter the school building.

The French-speaking Catholic education system doesn't support regulating the issue via decree, and want to continue working with internal school regulations.

Source: Knack (Dutch)

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