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Ministry of Education and Culture's Circular No. EDC/10/62/voI.1I417 dated 28 August, 1995

English Translation

The Principals,

Secondary Schoois,

Tanzania Mainiand

Re: Implementation of the directive of the President regarding wearing of Hiiab in Schools

His Excellency the President, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, (speaking) in a Maulid (Birthday ofthe Prophet) celebration held on 10/8/1995 here at Dar-es-Salaanl, has ordered that the students should be allowed to wear "Hijab" within the schools' premises.

Through this letter all Secondary Schools and Teachers Training Schools are hert':by directed that they should immediately start implementing this Presidential directive.

The Muslim Students should be allowed to wear "Hijab"; these dresses should conform with the material and colour of the uniforms used in the school or Institute concerned.


S.P. Mkoba

Acting Commissioner of Education


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