Do you think they are being racists or is this necessary?
An adult education centre in northern Copenhagen has told six female students they can no longer attend classes unless they remove their niqabs.
VUC Lyngby school said the rules were changed in the autumn to no longer allow students to cover their faces during class.
But the case came to the attention of the national media following a post on the school’s Facebook page that sparked a debate about the policy.
VUC Lyngby posted a response to the crticism explaining that “everyone is welcome” at the institution and that no one had been asked to leave class for wearing a niqab. But they said the new policy will apply to all future students at the school.
“Free and unhindered communication requires that we can see each other’s faces. Therefore it is not allowed to cover the eyes, nose or month while participating in lessons,” the post read.
The school said it had offered the six women who were told they could not attend future classes wearing a niqab the opportunity to follow classes via e-learning..