The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has called on Muslims in Kwara Province and the full general public to desist from jumping to conclusions on the viral video in which students of an Standard Arabic school were severely beaten.
DAILY POST reports that the video footage of the incident which went viral showed the students existence punished for alleged misconducts.
Reacting, the grouping’s Managing director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, in a statement on Monday, maintained that the activeness of the school authorities should not be judged in isolation.
According to him, “the fact that the parents requested the school to discipline their children must not be ignored.
“Spell we regard the penalty meted to the students as too harsh, we maintain that the activeness of the school authorities should not be judged in isolation. The fact that the parents requested the school to discipline their children must not be ignored.
“MURIC is also in possession of some other video in which the students confessed that they engaged in shameful and unIslamic actions, namely, visiting a lodge, drinking alcohol, bathing themselves with alcohol, etc. These are horrible acts in which ordinary Muslims must not be involved.
“Standard Arabic schools are the repository of morality and the vault of uprightness. They are the conscience of the Ummah. The offence committed by those students becomes to a greater extent unacceptable when the actors are students of an Standard Arabic school who are expected to be the epitome of morality and religiousity.
“Nigerians must brace upwardly and understand where the authorities of the Kwara Standard Arabic school are coming from? The students who received that beating were the dark sheep in the school and they would have polluted others by taking them to the lodge whether they had not been taught that bitter lesson.
“Spell we do not subscribe to cruel flogging, torture and other severe corporeal penalty, we create bold to say that children must be disciplined.
“We commend the parents of those children who instructed the school authorities to punish their children. Posterity will count them amid Nigeria’s puritanists and disciplinarians.
“Those who are condemning the parents and the teachers nowadays are those who will gladly encourage their have children and wards to participate in BBNaija’s shameful sex in public.
“MURIC stands with discipline and high moral values. In the visible light of the , we urge Muslims in Kwara Province and the full general public to allow the Kwara Province Regime to investigate the incident,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Education and Human Working capital Evolution, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, in a statement in Ilorin on Dominicus, said the chief of the Standard Arabic school, who admitted to directing the penalty, has been asked to step aside pending the conclusion of investigation into the matter by the authorities.
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