Kisah pasal ibu2 yg sgt urban nie yg beragama islam hanya pada nama ingin pihak sekolah tak paksa pelajar perempuan yg beragama islam pakai tudung di sekolah...
Komen ibu 'urban' first
I AM a Muslim mother with a 12-year-old daughter who will be in Form 1 next year.
Before this year’s school year ended, there was an orientation by the headmistress of the secondary school where she announced that all Muslim students were not allowed to wear the secondary school pinafore but were required to wear only the baju kurung and cover their heads with a headscarf (tudung) everyday in school.
Even during physical education (PE), it was compulsory to wear the tudung.
My daughter attends a non-religious secondary school and wears a tudung for ugama lessons and during religious events in school but she cannot understand why she has to wear one the whole day.
Her father and I are also very upset that the school has set this rule.
Isn’t it my daughter’s choice on whether she wants to don the tudung or not rather than forcing her to wear it against her will?
How can the school impose this ruling when even her parents do not agree to it?
Let my daughter make the choice for herself when she is grown up to understand the significance of donning a tudung.
I know many schools do not force their Muslim students to wear the tudung.
Is the school headmistress allowed to impose her own standards on school dress code?
I hope that my letter will receive the attention of the Education Ministry and a prompt reply as there is only a month left before the next school year begins.
Komen ibu 'urban' second
THE letter “Tudung directive to students troubling” (The Star, Dec 5) by A. Abdullah of Kajang reminded me of the same incident which happened to my daughter many years back.
She was in a primary school in Ampang. At the end of Year 2, during our shopping trip to buy her school uniform, she told me not to buy her the pinafores anymore, as she had been told that being a Muslim, she had to wear baju kurung and a tudung as her uniform.
Even though I am a Muslim, I was upset that the school wanted to force their students even though it is clearly stated in the school’s Peraturan Sekolah (School Guidelines) that a few options are given to students when it comes to choosing their uniform.
I would rather allow my daughter to understand the concept and let her choose when she decides to wear the tudung.
I wrote a letter to the school stating that I am not allowing my daughter to wear a tudung due to hygiene reasons, because as a young child, she would not be able to take care of herself properly, and at the same time it is clearly allowed by the Education Ministry and does not break any school rule.
Unbelievably, it happened again when she was in Year 5.
Only this time with the added reason to cover the “modesty of the female students”. Then, what about non-Muslim females?.
My daughter was brave enough to ignore this (with our backing, of course) and survived, and finished her primary. It actually didn’t stop there, and another episode continued in secondary school.
To A. Abdullah, just stick to your principles, and do what you think is best for your children. Be brave to discuss this with the school.
To the Education Minister, please look into this.
There are a lot of government schools where headmasters/headmistress think that they can impose any rule they like on students.
P.S / Pihak sekolah nk ajar buat bende baik tp ibubapa suruh tambah dosa..pelik2 zaman skang