As the controversy over examination dates rages on, the Muslim Rights Concerns (MURIC) has warned the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) against any act capable of disrupting this year’s examinations.
The director of MURIC, Prof, Ishaq Akintola in a statement on Tuesday, urged the regional examination body to shun any situation capable of igniting crisis in the forthcoming June/July 2018 examination.
Apparently reacting to a statement credited to the Director of Public Affairs, West African Examination Council (WAEC) Nigeria, Demianus Ojijeogu that Electronics and Social Studies, which the examination body fixed for the Jumat period on Fridays were not for Nigeria but Ghana, MURIC advised WAEC to properly adjust its timetable now since its examination is expected to start in two weeks.
According to the group, WAEC should always look at the bigger picture, to think out of the box and to open its windows wide in order to accommodate candidates of all faiths without any discrimination.
“WAEC has just confirmed that it has been depriving the 25 percent Muslim population in Ghana of its Allah-given fundamental human rights. The Muslim candidates are forced to write examination during Jumat period because nobody will fight for them, ” the group said.
It also condemned WAEC’s attempt to use divide and rule tactics, saying that the Muslim candidates in Ghana are Muslims and “we will resist any attempt by WAEC, or anyone for that matter, to isolate them for persecution. We do not see them as Ghanaians. We only see them as Muslims.
MURIC said information technology has reduced the world to a global village, saying this makes it difficult for any tyrant to operate freely for too long.
“WAEC should note that like people of other faiths, Muslims also network and today there are Muslim groups in social media with membership spreading across Uganda, Ghana, Liberia, and to Europe and other continents. Just like the golden fish, therefore, WAEC should realize that it has no hiding place. The game is up,” it said.