The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked for the cancelation of the computer based test (CBT) aptitude examination conducted last Friday, by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for applicants shortlisted for recruitment in to the Nigeria Police.
DAILY POST reports that over 37,000 job seekers undertook the test in 156 centres across the country, which the police authorities said was meant to maintain high standard and excellence in the profession.
But the Christian umbrella body said the examination was conducted in Arabic language which violated the secular nature of the country and asked that another test be conducted within 72 hours.
“The most appropriate action is to cancel the exams and conduct a fresh one devoid of controversies,” CAN said.
Bayo Oladeji, the Spokesperson of CAN in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday warned that “the Christian community in Nigeria will have no choice than to embark on other measures to seek redress of this national insult if the results of the test were not canceled.”
According to him, CAN also demands evidence of cancelation of the examination as well as evidence of the withdrawal of Arabic language as a compulsory elective for management science studies in tertiary institutions from National Universities Commission (NUC).
CAN also said it was disappointed at the incessant insensitivity of the Federal Government to the clarion calls by all right thinking Nigerians to stop playing religious kite at the expense of peace and unity of the country.
It called on President Buhari to overhaul the security committee of the government with a view to balancing religious dichotomy have been falling on deaf ears. His government has also failed to stop killings by the criminal Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the country, especially in the Christian dominated North Central.
The development, it added was a deliberate plan to undermine Christians in the country.
CAN also faulted explanations by JAMB concerning Arabic language that it was used as pre-test, arguing that “Dummies are used for pre test exams, not actual exams to know if the questions are of good standard.
“The JAMB explanation does not hold any water at all,” it said.