An Islamic human rights affiliation, the Muslim Rights Fear (MURIC) has reminded the West African Exam Council, WAEC to take cognizance of the Muslim worship length on Fridays when it in spite of everything prepares its WASSCE timetable.
WAEC the previous day debunked the document that it had launched the Would possibly/June 2020 West African Senior Secondary College Certificates Exam (WASSCE) timetable.
It mentioned the extend in freeing the timetable used to be because of the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
MURIC’s place used to be contained in a press commentary signed through its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola and made to be had to DAILY POST on Tuesday.
The organisation mentioned, “We welcome WAEC’s rationalization with excitement. We recognize what the regional exam frame goes via in relation to consistent logistic realignment occasioned through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We want to remind WAEC government of the want to take cognizance of the Friday Jumu’ah length for its Muslim applicants when getting ready its timetable for WASSCE 2020 exam.
“The unpleasant incidents of the previous when Muslim applicants needed to write papers as a substitute of looking at the Jumu’ah prayer will not be authorised. It is going to be resisted with each and every legit way to be had.
“However to be forewarned is to be fore-armed. That is why we have now made up our minds to remind WAEC of the want to keep away from encroaching on Allah-given basic human rights of Muslim applicants in long run examinations.
“WAEC must believe us as companions in growth. We aren’t enemies and we will be able to at all times paintings in combination beneath the main of mutual appreciate. Peace is at all times conceivable as soon as the main of equivalent rights, justice and fairplay are maintained. Sadly, on the other hand, everyone is speaking about peace however no person is speaking about justice.
“WAEC has no proper beneath the solar to agenda any exam right through the Muslim Jumu’ah prayer in the similar approach as it is going to no longer ponder scheduling any exam on a Sunday in particular right through the Christian worship. Due to this fact, what’s just right for the goose could also be just right for the gander.
“Terrorism and all different kinds of non secular violence will disappear from Nigeria as soon as there’s equivalent proper and justice. However the consistent maltreatment of Muslims which quantity to provocation has been at the back of maximum non secular disaster which Nigeria has skilled.
“We consider that non secular violence is mere smoke. But there’s no smoke with out fireplace. The hearth which ignites non secular violence is provocation and compelling Muslim applicants to jot down examinations right through the Jumu’ah length whilst Christians aren’t subjected to the similar remedy on Sunday constitutes excessive provocation. It’s non secular persecution in step with se.
“MURIC’s imaginative and prescient of Nigeria is that of a country the place other folks of all faiths are handled the similar approach; the place Christians, Muslims and traditionalists are living in combination in peace and solidarity; a country during which nobody is oppressed; the place each and every citizen enjoys Allah-given basic human rights irrespective of elegance, creed, or ethnicity.
“In our concluding remarks, we attraction to WAEC, different exam our bodies and companies to make equivalent rights and justice a cardinal concept. WAEC has simply showed that its timetable isn’t able but.
“This means that there’s nonetheless considerable time to devise its Friday topics in this kind of approach that it offers enough space for Muslims to visit the mosque and go back with out being put beneath undue power.
“The Friday query could be very delicate amongst Muslims and it’s our humble opinion that WAEC might be engendering peace in Nigeria if it avoids solving examinations right through the Friday Jumu’ah prayer in all its long run examinations.”
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