The timetable for the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) has been denied by Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC).
The body said the dates clashed with Muslims’ Friday prayers. sport news
The examination will commence on the 17th August, 2020.
In a statement on Monday, MURIC Director Professor Ishaq Akintola accused WAEC of forming a wedge between the young Muslims and the mosque.
“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),” he said.
MURCI said the timetable is exclusive, sectional, parochial, insensitive and provocative.
It called the schedule an invitation to anarchy, designed to cause pain to Muslim candidates.
“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,” he added.
MURIC insisted that Muslim candidates must be given three hours every Friday.
Akintola added that if government is lackadaisic, Nigerian Muslims will free themselves from slavery, serfdom and religious apartheid.
“Our message to WAEC is very clear and simple: Adjust your timetable and stop provoking Muslims forthwith”, he warned.