September 17, 2021

Nigeria: CAN accuses the authorities of plotting to make Nigeria an Islamic country

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The Nigerian authorities and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are locked in a war of words over the allegation that the authorities plot to turn the country into an Islamic State.


President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr. Supo Samson Ayokunle

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, is reported to have accused the Nigerian government of introducing a topic in the new school curriculum, which questions whether ‘Jesus Christ is the son of God’, according to Premium Times.


The association is also said to have claimed that the Christian Religious Knowledge, CRK, was dropped in the revised curriculum while Islamic Religious Knowledge, IRK, was retained.

Premium Times report also says the acting Executive Secretary of Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), Kate Nwufo, denied the claims and explained how the new curriculum was developed by government and various stakeholders, including Christian representatives, in 2012.

Story culled from Premium Times


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