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Divisions Over Student Treatment

Swedish authorities are split on how to deal with students who wear the full Islamic face covering niqab veil, reports Swedish Radio News.

While Stockholm University accepts students who wear the niqab, Stockholm City is trying to ban Alia Khalifa, a niqab wearing student, from one of its child care courses.

The city's argument is that students need to be able to communicate with their teachers, especially in roleplay situations. But Alia Khalifa points out that this would also mean banning distance learning students as well, and has reported the city to the Equality Ombudsman.