Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) alongside Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church amongst others, have called for the immediate reversal of the revised Basic Education Curriculum.
The religious leaders, in a meeting which had Bishop Mike Okonkwo of the Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Pastor W.F Kumuyi of Deeper Life Church, amongst others in attendance, ordered Christian students across the country to boycott Arabic classes.
Others present at the meeting were Rev. (Dr.) Mercy Ezekiel, the National Coordinator of Christian Pentecostal Mission (CPM), Pastor Wale Oke and the General Overseer of the Thronegrace Mission, Pastor Emmanuel Nuhu Kure.
The meeting held amid reports that the Federal Government mandated students in Nigerian schools to offer Arabic studies.
Vanguard quotes Oyedepo as saying: “Government has no right to force subjects on any any Nigerian child neither does it have the authority to drop Christian Religious Studies at the Senior Secondary School level while asking him/her to continue to read Islamic Studies which he/she cannot do at university level.”