The government of Norway proposes bill to ban full-face veils in schools. According to the Minister of Education and Research Torbjorn Roe Isaksen said that “the new measure would ban wearing niqabs as well as burqas, balaclavas and masks in nurseries, schools and universities.
Norway has no uniform national policy on wearing veil although local officials have the power to ban it in public places like schools.
The official said “The ban was necessary because a full-face veil would hinder communication between students and teachers in schools would affect the quality of education.
Education is one of our tool and key for the better future, and it is necessary to remove all that hinders you to get good and proper education. One of which is the full-face veil, we believe that in terms of education the students should speak clearly as possible so that teachers and classmates can understand clearly.
Full-face veil to the students can affect their communication as what the news said. This is particularly in a classroom based setting. But this does not affect greatly in an online based learning because students and teachers will always use headsets to communicate. Though students have full-face veil its not a problem.
In some research, the ban has a good intention for the student’s education since its reasonable. However, partly of which has something to do with political issue. The source said, “political parties intermittently use the issue to appease voters. That comes after heated discussion earlier this year over the appointment of a communication manager wearing niqab by Norway’s Islamic Council, an umbrella organization representing Muslims in the country.
We do not interfere about political issues here. But what we are concerned about is the education issue. To which we believe that the ban’s reason is good to address the communication issue in learning at school.