The Muslim Rights Enviornment (MURIC) has accused the Lagos Convey Ministry of Coaching inserting Bible information questions within the 2022 entrance examination for Lagos Convey public schools.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, made the allegation in a assertion he issued on Tuesday.
He talked concerning the increase gave Christian candidates an edge over their Muslim counterparts and construct aside Muslim candidates at draw back as they’re specific to proceed over these questions, at the same time as they had been additionally made obligatory.
“Our administrative center has been inundated by critiques of irregular questions in a celebrated paper state of affairs for the Lagos Convey Predominant Six Placement Take a look at into JSS 1 in Lagos secondary schools held on Saturday, twenty third July, 2022. The reference amount on the construct aside a question to paper was as soon as LSA/PT/2022.
“Though the paper was as soon as captioned English Research/Verbal Reasoning/Customary Paper, questions 12 and 14 had been from the Bible and easiest Christian candidates will comprise made head or tail of them. These two questions had been designed for Muslims to fail,” Akintola talked about.
Mounted with him, the questions had been designed to upset Muslim college students and fetch them lose self perception in themselves thereby resulting in confusion, frustration and ultimate failure.
“The caption of that paper should all the time had been ‘Total Entrance in Lagos Convey…Muslims Come and Fail’. Question amount 12 which is an objective, says, ‘Paul was as soon as born in a metropolis referred to as …Tarsus…Jerusalem…Jordan…Bethel. Candidates had been anticipated to find one among the 4 selections. Nevertheless how on earth is a Muslim candidate anticipated to seize what to find?
“Ditto for construct aside a question to amount 14 which reads ‘The English Bible was as soon as translated into Yoruba language by …Pastor Joseph Ayo Babalola…Bishop Benson Idahosa…Pastor Enoch Adeboye … Bishop Ajayi Crowther.
“Here is parochial, attention-grabbing and unacceptable. Here is but another proof of the Christianisation of the training sector in Lagos Convey. How can somebody defend this? It’s horrid. Who state of affairs these noxious questions? Who proofread and supervised the examination? Who permitted the questions? Heads should roll,” Akintola talked about.
He lamented that this was as soon as now not sudden particularly that the overall six tutor generals within the direct are Christians and the direct govt refused to take heed to appeals from Muslims to forestall its exclusivism.
He talked about, “We had three Christians and three Muslims within the occasions of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Raji Fashola. Muslims had been eradicated underneath Ambode and the incumbent has refused to take heed to complaints from the Muslim Crew.
“The Muslim candidates had been positioned on an moral rope because the instruction on excessive of the construct aside a question to paper says ‘Try all questions.’ This vogue that somebody who jumps these two biblical questions does so at his or her possess likelihood.”
He additionally talked about that Lagos Muslims pay tax like their Christian counterparts, questioning why they’re being “relegated as third-class voters”.
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