Everyone must show their faces at Norwegian schools

Torbjørn Røe IsaksenMinister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen .Photo regjeringen.no

Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen  starts effort in autumn to ban full-face garment in Norwegian schools, colleges and universities.
– We will prioritize working on this – to remove doubts, said Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen during the run of this year’s speech from the throne debate, reports the newspaper Vårt Land.

Parliament avoided facing a situation where it was demonstrated discord with government partner Frp during a vote in Parliament.

There has been also a proposal from labor party to Parliament to forbid face covering by garments.

– The Ministry of Education is going to initiate efforts that we will have a national legislation to prevent full garment that covers the entire face, just in schools, universities and colleges, mentioned Røe Isaksen.

Full-face garment is probably a very small problem in Norwegian primary school.

Røe Isaksen still thinks it may be more prevalent in the higher education sector.

The Minister will consider whether the ban should apply only in the classroom throughout the school building and the educational institution area.

But the purpose is clear: We want a national law, clarified him.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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