The Islamic group MURIC has accused the state government of modifying school exams during Salah’s vacation.
On Wednesday, the Acwai Bomb state government postponed an ongoing promotional exam for SSII students for the Salah Festival.
The Civic Education Exam, which was scheduled to take place today Wednesday, has been rescheduled to another date throughout the state.
Action by the Acwai Bomb State Government is an Islamic Group, Concerns about the Rights of Muslims (Muric) He accused state schools of instructing state schools to proceed with exams, despite national holidays declared by the federal government on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for Islamic festivals.
At least two Muslim parents at Akwa Ibom told PREMIUM TIMES that they had forced their children to stop celebrating Salah for the exam on Tuesday.
MURIC said it was “arrogant, insensitive and intolerant” for the state government to modify the exam on Salah’s day.
“The Acwai Bomb government is well aware that there is a significant proportion of the Islamic population in the state, both indigenous and non-indigenous.
“We strongly condemn the state government’s decision to conduct tests on Islamic festivals and holidays,” the group said in a statement by founder and director Ishak Akintra.
“What would happen to the reaction and comments if the northern core countries should do the same on Christmas day,” he added.
Students attending school for the exam on Wednesday were seen returning home early in the morning, and some gathered along the way to discuss.
Iniobon Akpan, a student at Uyo High School in Uyo, told reporters that the school guards had instructed him to return home due to a change in the exam schedule.
State Board of Education Idongesit Etiebet and Ministry of Intelligence counterpart Ini Ememobong did not answer the call for comment.
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