Norway today proposed a ban on the full-face veils as politicians believe it damages communication between teachers and pupils.
The ban targets the niqab, burkas, balaclavas and masks, and would apply in nurseries, schools and universities. Local authorities can already ban the full face veil in schools, but there is no national policy.
It would be the first piece of legislation of its kind in any Scandinavian country, and would specifically affect Muslim women who wear either the niqab or the burqa.
Most parties support the bill, and it is expected to pass into law next year. Read more at Metro.