The following is an excerpt from rt.com | June 12, 2017 |
The Norwegian government is seeking to prohibit face-covering garments in all schools nationwide, having sent the proposal for comments to educational institutions. The ban’s advocates say the garments prevent students from communicating with each other.
The bill, put forward Monday, would cover both private and public institutions, including kindergartens, schools, colleges and universities. It would apply to students and staff alike.
"We do not want clothes covering the face in nurseries, schools and universities," said Education Minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen, who introduced the bill along with Immigration Minister Per Sandberg. The ban will also affect newly arrived immigrants taking part in language courses and educational programs for refugees.
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