Move Exams From Sallah Day, Islamic Group Urges NECO

Move Exams From Sallah Day, Islamic Group Urges NECO
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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the National Examinations Council (NECO) to move its exam which it earlier scheduled for Saturday, July 9 to another day as it clashed with the first day of eid-el-Adha (Sallah) in order to allow Muslim students to participate in the exams.

The director of MURIC, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, made this request in a statement which was made available to reporters on Monday.

Africa Daily News, New York gathered that the NECO body has already scheduled Data Processing (Practical) from 10am to 1pm this Saturday.

Akintola admitted that the Islamic group believes NECO did not intentionally fix the examination that day.

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‘We are fully aware that the clash was not deliberate as NECO had actually demonstrated goodwill by setting aside a whole week for Salah celebrations (Monday, 11th July to Friday 15th July) and this reflected in its timetable,” the statement read.

He added, ‘We, therefore, appeal to the NECO authorities to kindly shift the examination of that day alone (Saturday 9th July, 2022) to another date in order to enable its teeming Muslim candidates sit for their examinations.

‘The paper which was originally fixed for Salah day may be taken on Thursday 14th July, 2022 which is one of the days set aside by NECO for the Salah holiday. MURIC wishes NECO authorities and staff as well as all Nigerians a happy Salah.’

The exam body is unlikely to shift the exams given the fact that the exams are supposed to go on around the entire country.

It is left to be seen what their next move will be.

Africa Daily News, New York

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