Tunisia bans Palestinian keffiyeh inside school exam halls

Tunisia bans Palestinian keffiyeh inside school exam halls

Tunisia’s education ministry has banned students from wearing clothing, i.e. the keffiyeh, that might 'influence' them during exams, while reaffirming its support for Palestine In a statement released on Sunday, the ministry responded to calls for wearing the iconic scarf during secondary education exams from 5 to 12 June. The ministry warned that "wearing the Palestinian keffiyeh or any other form of clothing that influences the behavior of the baccalaureate candidate inside the examination halls is prohibited". The press release also reaffirmed Tunisia's support for the Palestinian cause, "in accordance with the firm positions of the president of the republic and the orientations of the Tunisian state, which supports all oppressed nations in the world".

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