According to report reaching OYOGist.com, the Ogun State Chapter of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has allegedly rejected the recent time table released by the Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
It would be recalled that the Ministry released new time table following resumption of public and private schools in the State.
But the Ogun State Chairman of MURIC, Alhaji Tajudeen Jimoh, in a statement rejected the time table saying that it did not consider the peculiarities of Muslims in the State.
“Our attention has been drawn to the obstructive impact on Muslims, the staggered school attendance hours by the Ogun State Government in its drive towards preventing spread of the present health challenge.”
“As we commend the effort of the state government, we hereby call attention to how this time table has obstructed both the teachers and students in public and private schools in the state from observing the Friday Jumaat prayers.”
“It is noteworthy that the Upper Basic pupils at the Primary School level and Senior School students at the secondary level as well as their teachers who will be in school between the hours of 12 noon and 3:00pm will be denied their rights to observe the compulsory Friday Jumat prayer.”
“As we demand that this anomaly be adjusted, we also demand that henceforth, the state government takes significant cognisance of the impact of all policies on the sensitivity and rights of Muslims, as the matter in question has become a recurring abnormality in Ogun state.”
“As we await the Ogun State Government’s acquiescence to our demand, MURIC urges all Muslims in the state to remain calm but alert to all matters of concern as we seek Allah’s aid against all acts of injustice against the Ogun State Muslim Ummah.”