The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit has faulted the state’s Ministry of Education over Senior Secondary Schoool Students mock examination timetable.
In a statement by MSSN Lagos Amir (president), Mallam Miftahudeen Thanni, the students’ body condemned fixing examinations during Jumaat time -on Friday.
Thanni described the act as “inequity” and an attempt to deprive Muslim students an opportunity to take the examination. He cautioned the state’s ministry of education against insensitivity to religious diversity in the state.
The Muslim students’ leader sad, “We strongly express our displeasure on the SS2 MOCK Examination Timetable released by the Lagos State Ministry of Education. We condemn the fixing of examinations during jumaat time and demand an urgent reversal.
“The examinations are insensitively slated to hold during the hours of 1pm to 2:30 PM on Fridays 24th September and 8th October, 2021 respectively. The subject affected is Technical drawing, Food and Nutrition and Home Management
“We strongly believe this is a costly oversight that is against Lagos State Government’s preaching of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence.
“It is pertinent to note that Section 38 and 40 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria guarantee freedom of thought, Assembly, and Association.
“In the light of the above, we implore the Lagos State Government Ministry of Education to immediately effect the needed changes by moving the affected papers away from Jumat service time on the said dates and warn warns against further reoccurrence.”