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Avoid Christian private universities, MURIC warns Muslims



Ishaq Akintola, MURIC Director warns against christians private universities
Prof Ishaq Akintola, MURIC Director

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has advised Nigerian Muslim parents and students to stay away from Christian-owned private universities in Nigeria.

According to the group, such schools should be avoided until the National Universities Commission (NUC) has had a chance to “sanitise” them.

Professor Ishaq Akintola, the director, claimed that Christian business owners “have not yet purified themselves of tramadolised religiousness.”

The Islamic human rights organisation accused them of “deep-seated hatred for Muslims and their faith”.


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

In a statement on Thursday, he said Muslims are not allowed to practice their faith in Christian universities nor form associations.

“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,” he claimed.

MURIC further accused the schools of “the poorest human rights records”, and compared them to “torture chambers”.


The statement described the failure to provide a place for Muslims learners to pray as “religious intolerance”.

It urged prospective students and their parents to make proper investigations before applying for admission into any 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 said.

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