FG must cancel Police recruitment test and fix a new one within 72 hours - CAN blows hot over alleged use of Arabic
The federal government has been chided by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for allegedly making Arabic language compulsory in the aptitude test conducted last week for all applicants shortlisted for recruitment into Nigeria Police Force, Vanguard reports.
The organisation made its position on the matter public, in a statement released by its national president, Rev Samson Ayokunle, on Thursday, May 31. NAIJ.com notes that CAN called for the cancellation of the aptitude test which was organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in 156 centres nationwide. According to the association, it is a violation of the Constitution and the secular nature of the country, to mandate both Christians and Muslims to answer questions in Arabic language.
It stated: “The just concluded Nigeria Police entrance examination using JAMB Computer based test (CBT) where Arabic language (the official Islamic language) was made compulsory for Muslims and Christians alike is another dirty slap on the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
“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 Police examination centers, some officiating officers advised the candidates to ignore the Arabic language questions; but that again 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..... https://www.naija.ng/1172767-police-recruitment-test-can-chides-fg-alleged-arabic.html