Avoid Christian private varsities, MURIC advises Muslims


The Muslim Rights Concern has urged Nigerian Muslim students and parents to avoid Christian owned private universities.


The body, in a press release published on its website, said such schools should be shunned pending the time the National Universities Commission “sanitise them”


MURIC made this announcement in a statement on Thursday, as its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, alleged that Christian proprietors “are yet to purge themselves of tramadolised religiousity’.


The Islamic human rights organisation accused them of “deep-seated hatred for Muslims and their faith”, disallowing Muslim students to practice their faith in Christian universities nor form associations.


Akintola also alleged “forceful conversion of Muslim students”, compelling them to attend church service and disallowing hijab.


The statement read in part, “They are not given any space where they can pray. Hijab is an anathema in such institutions.


“Muslim students are forced to attend Christian service in the chapel where attendance registers are marked and absentees are sanctioned.”


The statement described the failure to provide a place for Muslims learners to pray as “religious intolerance”, further accusing these schools of “the poorest human rights records”, even comparing them to “torture chambers”.


It, therefore, urged prospective muslim students and their parents to make proper investigations before applying for admission into any christian owned private university.


“Those found to be owned by Christians should be avoided at all cost because they are nothing but spiritual traps set for Muslims to lose their identities,” he added.