The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has rejected the timetable of the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). According to the Islamic body subjects on the time table are clashing with the prayer time for the Muslim students.
MURIC Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola accused WAEC of creating a sectional, parochial, insensitive, provocative and designed to cause pain to Muslim candidates. Akintola said that Nigerian Muslims will liberate themselves from slavery, serfdom and religious apartheid if government is lackadaisical, further directed WAEC to give Muslim candidates three hours every Friday.
“There are at least three clashes between examination periods and Muslim prayers on Fridays: Management-in-Living (2 pm, Friday 14th August, 2020); Literature-in-English (2 pm, Friday 21st August); Health Science (1.30 pm, Friday, 4th September).
“It is the handiwork of sadists and anarchists. It smirks of an anti-Muslim machinery oiled by the passion for hate and injustice. This is in spite of efforts made by us to guard against this kind of clash. “Our message to WAEC is very clear and simple: Adjust your timetable and stop provoking Muslims forthwith.”
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