Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has mentioned that the Akwa Ibom State Authorities has proved that it was not able to accommodate and coexist with individuals of different religions within the nation by insisting on persevering with examinations on a Salah day.
The Ministry of Schooling in Akwa Ibom State had introduced that college students within the state will proceed with the continuing commencement examinations for faculties.
The State authorities mentioned the SSII promotion examinations will go on at this time despite the general public vacation declared by the Federal Authorities of Nigeria.
Howevet, MURIC condemned the federal government’s resolution, describing it as Bohemian, smug, insensitive and illiberal.
In a press release signed by Prof. Ishaq Akintola, its director and founder, MURIC mentioned it was shocked by the motion of the Ben Ayade-led authorities.
“We’re shocked to our marrows on the degree of acrobatic religiousity which some state governments are manifesting in the direction of Muslims.
“The federal government of Akwa Ibom State is absolutely conscious that there’s a exceptional share of Muslim inhabitants made up of each indigenes and non-indigenes within the state. The kids of those Muslims are in Akwa Ibom faculties,” the group’s assertion mentioned
“The truth that the state’s Ministry of Schooling ignored these individuals and insisted on persevering with examinations on Salah days show that it isn’t ready to coexist with every other faith.
“MURIC additionally sees it as impunity of the best order for Akwa Ibom to disregard Federal Authorities declaration public holidays and to insist on holding examinations. That is Bohemian, smug, insensitive and illiberal,” it added.
MURIC puzzled what the reactions and feedback can be if a core Northern state ought to do one thing comparable on Christmas day.
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