Muslim Students Pounce On WAEC For Fixing Exams On Prayer Days

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For scheduling the 2015 Nov/Dec private WAEC examination on their prayer days, the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, MSSN, has urged the West African Examination Council to tender an apology and adjust the timetable.

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Addressing reporters at a news conference in Abeokuta on Thursday, the zonal coordinator of the group in the southern states, Alhaji Mushafau Alaran, said the timetable placed some subjects at a period when Muslims would be observing Jumat prayers.

According to him, the emphatic reference shows that on Oct. 11, the Forestry 2 (Essay) holds between 13 and 15hours. On Oct 18, Government 2 Essay also falls on the same time.

Others include Further Mathematics, Applied Electricity 2 and Applied Electricity 1.

Alaran said the society considered this a deliberate act which translates to taking Muslims for granted and disrespect for the religion.

“It should be noted that Jumat prayer is an obligation that all Muslims must observe”, he said, demanding an apology and adjustment of the timetable.



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