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CAN Condemns Compulsory Use Of Arabic Language In Recent Police Recruitment Test


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) calls out the Nigeria Police Force  for making Arabic language compulsory for Muslims and Christians alike during their just concluded recruitment examination into the force.

In a statement released by  President of CAN, Rev. (Dr.) Samson Ayokunle, he suggested that the exam be retaken so has to be on a fair ground for both Muslims and Christians alike.

“If the President can allow this affront now and he is still seeking the vote of Christians for a second term, we do not trust he will keep us alive if he ascends that throne for another four years,” he said.

“To many Christian youths who sat for that examination, the display of the Arabic language questions came as a rude shock. Many could not recover from the setback until JAMB logged them out of the CBT platform, obviously achieving the aim of the Islamic extremists who are hell bent on fostering their religion and culture on the Nigeria Police Force.

“While it is true that in some examination centres some officiating officers advised the candidates to ignore the Arabic language questions, this ran contrary to the examination instructions wherein a candidate was required to answer 180 questions viz – Use of English 60, Arabic language 40, Fine Arts 40 and Agriculture 40 hence summing up the 180 questions each candidate is required to answer. This deliberate attempt to undermine Christians in Nigeria leaves so many questions as to the unity of the nation.”

He further alleged that making Arabic language compulsory for all was part of efforts to ensure that only Muslims find their way into strategic planning positions.

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