An appeal has gone to the federal and state governments in Nigeria to allow Arabic and Islamic Schools to open in order to prepare their final year students for their final examinations.
An Ilorin based Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Abdulganiyu Akewukowo Alalubosa made the appeal in a chat with newsmen in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
The appeal is coming some days after the federal government approved what it called safe reopening of schools for Primary 6, JSS 3 and SSS 3 pupils for them to prepare for their various examinations.
Sheikh Alalubosa said Arabic and Islamic Schools in the country have been closed as a precautionary move aimed at curtailing the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The cleric observed that the schools are ready to comply with the safety and hygiene measures outlined by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to curtail further spread of the pandemic.
Sheikh Akewukowo, who said a society that want to develop must not underrate its religious education, however, appealed to the government so that the people will not feel cheated.