Headscarf bans on 700 Flemish schools

The public schools in Flanders forbidding the wearing of headscarves.

In Flanders is wearing a headscarf banned with immediate effect in all public schools in the Flemish community.

That has the overall administration of the Flemish public education published Friday. It comes to about seven hundred schools in primary and secondary education. Together, that about 300,000 students.

In addition to head scarves are also other visible manifestations of a philosophy of life, such as a cross, prohibited. According to a spokesman for the community education there are schools where the ban has been in force,,, in some cases even for some years ''.

For schools that a ban on head scarves and other manifestations of a belief not yet had previously announced, there will be a transition period until the end of the current school year, according to .