2018 Salah: AOCOED students protest having exams during the festive period

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Students told the management that it is a festive period and not in the mood for exams.

By Abideen Muhammed

The management of AOCOED had earlier fixed Monday, 20th August 2018 for its 2018 second semester exam in which the students pleaded for extension owing to the fact that the day has importance in the Salah celebration of Muslim students. Thus, the students proposed Monday, 27th August 2018

Early this morning, Monday, 20th August 2018 some students blocked the school gate and chase their colleague coming with intention of writing the exam. The lecturers are reluctantly allowed to enter into the college without cars just to ensure that no exam holds.

Student Dancing to music during the protest

According to a reliable source: ‘every attempt to make AOCOED management postponed the exam falls on their deaf ear. Without doubt, their actions will deprive the Muslim from travelling home for 2018 salah’

‘More so, the immediate community of AOCOED (Otto) is having its Isese day which most of the students detest witnessing it. It is unfair on the part of the management to insist that the exam commences on Monday, 20th August, 2018’

The school finally agreed to postpone the exams….

After series of agitation, the management issued a decision extract signed by the registrar, SAO Muhideen esq that partly reads: ‘this is to inform all students that second semester examination for 2017/2018 academic session has been postponed indefinitely’.

However, the entire students insists Monday, 27th August, 2018 while fervently dancing to the Music played by DJ organized by some students during the protest session.

A Muslim student said 2018 Arafah day in AOCOED is an historical one.

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