Muslim students under the aegis of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), have faulted the timing of some subjects of WAEC examinations for Nov./Dec private candidates.
The zonal coordinator of the group in the southern states, Alhaji Mushafau Alaran, who stated this while addressing a news conference in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital yesterday, pointed out that 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.
According to the MSSN, this was 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.