Recently it has come to my attention that private universities especially those from churches are forcing its students to worship in their church denomination regardless of the religion and practice of the person in question.
i had the opportunity to observe a catholic university in Abuja and I was shocked by what I saw,
if a student doesn’t attend any of the church services he/she is suspended for between 2weeks and a month.
Students must attend church service every Wednesday and Sunday failure to do so is suspension.
and these rules are hidden from the student or guardian until they have paid the school fees, it doesn’t matter if you are a Muslim or traditional worshiper you must worship in the schools way and practices.
And I kept wondering how different is this from forced conversion because the person in both cases has no choice be it at gunpoint or at risk of losing outrageous sums of money.
if a Muslim university did this to its students and the churches/Christian community hears of this they would cry foul but no one is complaining or shouting when it’s the other way round.
What do you think? Let us know in the comment section.
That's really bad, people ain't supposed to be forced to follow your way of worship if you wanna invite them to worship with you there is nothing bad in doing that, but the fact of suspending anyone who fails to worship with you is really bad because those people will have negative view of that religion.
This is so unpleasant to the ear. Choosing your faith in school is no ones business. School authority is not right to impose any religious worship on anyone. Already we are serving the same God irrespective of our denomination. I think the higher body that governs university should check into this.
It's a bad thing and I don't think you should force anyone to worship a particular religion, that particular University should be shutdown and they are not worthy to run as a school. Why on earth would you keep such thing from them just because you want people to come to their school this is a bad idea and why can't student in the school protest, this is a free world I guess.
Well, there are private Universities that is Religion permissible. But many of the private universities are born out of different denominations of the church. By so doing, their modes of operations are based on such Church standards and govern by their understading of the bible principles. That is why it is good to seek for an admission in a private University owned by The church you worship
Everyone has the right to worship whoever or what ever they please, but when that right is infringe upon, the individual obviously would be a devoted fellow but rather an individual trying to save his or her neck from punishment.
This particular movement should be stopped its against the rights of Human.
Well, in Nigeria there's regardless freedom of worship for every citizen but let's not forget the reasons why some churches create university, it is to make a balance of education and spirituality - based on their specific mode of practice.... However, I disagree with the acts of hiding from guardians the school policies regarding church services
It is very sad that a place of learning would be used to force religion unto its students. This is unheard of in advanced nations. School is a place of learning not to inculcate religious beliefs into children. Nigerians should learn to separate religion when and if necessary from the other things in life