The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has kicked against the timetable of the November/December General Certificate Examination (GCE) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) which is expected to begin next week.
The group, in a statement by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said that the timetable is anti-Muslim, malicious, baseless, illegal, and unconstitutional.
It is also described the timetable with some of the subjects fixed between 1 pm and 3 pm on Fridays, when Muslims are expected to perform the Ju’mah prayer as the most insensitive, parochial and provocative timetable designed to cause chaos.
MURIC said that the implication of the timetable is that Muslim candidates are likely to miss some of their papers unless they choose to skip the Jum’ah services on those days, stressing that this is tantamount to denial of Allah-given fundamental rights of those candidates.
It described it as a flagrant breach of Section 38 (i) & (ii) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, urging the Nigerian authorities to visit WAEC’s website (registration.waecdirect.org) and click on the timetable link to confirm the allegation.
WAEC has fixed its examinations between 1 pm and 3 pm of every Friday from 11th September to 2nd October as shown below:
1. Friday 11th September, 2015: Forestry 2 (Essay) 13hrs to 15 hrs
2. Friday 18th September 2015: Government2 (Essay) 13 hrs to 15 hrs
3. Friday 25th September, 2015: Further Mathematics 14 hrs to 15.30 hrs
4. Friday 2nd October, 2015: Applied Electricity2 13 hrs to 14 hrs
5. Friday 2nd October, 2015: Applied Electricity1 14 hrs to 15 hrs
“We remind WAEC that Jum’ah service every Friday is not a design of homo sapien. It has divine and scriptural basis in Qur’an 62:9-11 …Read More
Source:: New Mail