You can’t force Islamic Studies on our children, PFN, Oyedepo warn

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…FG must separate CRS from National Values – PFN

PFN leaders at the briefing on Thursday

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Arising from an emergency meeting in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Thursday, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, and the General Overseer, Living Faith, Bishop David Oyedepo have warned the Federal and State Governments against attempt to force Christian students in secondary schools to offer Islamic Studies.

Speaking while addressing newsmen at the PFN Headquarters in Isolo, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Oyedepo said government had no right to force subjects on anybody, saying that by stopping Christian Religion Studies, CRS, at the Senior Secondary School level, it automatically meant that it would not be embraced at the tertiary institutions.

“You cannot force our students to study Islamic Studies or Arabic Studies,” he said, citing a case in Kwara State…

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