Tension rages as learners continue to miss classes for four weeks now at M’manga Primary and Community Day Secondary Schools in Balaka.
This is after disagreements between the Anglican Church and Muslims in the area over the decision to bar learners from wearing hijab at the school.
Reverend Mphatso Bango of M’manga Parish says the stand of the Church is that they either don’t give in, or else turn the schools into private, than allow learners to be wearing the Muslim hijab.
But spokesperson for the Hijab Task Force, an arm of the Muslim Association of Malawi, Abdul Faduweck, says parents around the school have been taking part in developmental projects, and, therefore. ownership of the institution is questionable.