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M390 – Motion on Exam Performance During Ramadan 2016 Watch

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    The idea of moving exams would be hard to do without moving the school calendar because Ramadan moves as its a lunar calendar.
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    Nay for all the reasons expressed above.
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    I often will sit an exam without having eaten that day, and possibly not the day before... They can still eat, they just have to make a bit more of an effort for their religion, which shouldn't be a problem for them if they believe in it.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    M390 – Motion on Exam Performance During Ramadan 2016, Nigel Farage MEP MP
    Exam season for GCSE students, AS level students, and A level students is starting at the same time as Ramadan. During Ramadan adults, and children fast from sunrise to sunset, while the government recognises the ability to express a religious belief, this house believes it is irresponsible for parents to encourage their children to fast, or for children to choose to fast during exams season. Hunger will have an adverse impact on the exam performance of children fasting, doing well in exams is more important that following a religion.

    This house calls on the government to encourage Muslims in Britain to postpone Ramadan, or cancel Ramadan, pressure can be applied by adding political pressure to the Muslim Council of Britain to issue guidelines instructing Muslims to put their health, exam performance, and life prospects first. The Muslim Council of Britain states it is working for the common good, the common good include high levels of educational achievement.
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    Most muslim's in my school are not fasting until the exam season is over. They accept that, as do their parents.

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    Nay. It is up to the individual whether they choose to fast or not. They should have the choice of whether they prioritise religion over exams or not.
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    The timetabling of exams has been changedthis year as far as possible within the exam window.

    More of the exams with large numbers of candidates were put before half term, so before Ramadan started. More of the exams with large numbers of candidates are being held in the morning rather than the afternoon, so that it is not so long since Muslim candidates have eaten.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35244444
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    Don't Imams grant exemptions for Ramadan in the case of exams?
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    Don't Imams grant exemptions for Ramadan in the case of exams?
    Some do some don't.
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    Once again The UKIP party fails to recognise the importance of Culture in our society. You would not move Christmas if it clashed with an important event so why should you expect Muslims to 'Move' Ramadan and ultimately Eid, it simply does not work like that
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    I don't know. I agree with not encouraging fasting at exam periods, but on the other hand at the end of the day it's each individual's decision when they eat, and this also doesn't take into account the fact that there are plenty of non-Muslims who might not think to eat properly around exam time.
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    Nay.

    Maybe we should move postpone Christmas until February so it will not affect students studies, there is an equally rediculous idea how do you think people who follow these faiths will react?
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    Just by reading the authors' name, I could already see the direction this motion was heading.

    Anyway, I guess most of the others summed it up. If they want to fast during exam season, seeming from the response of other users, there's an option to postpone fasting.
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    Nay. The state should not fix things around for ond group and we've no right in encouraging a group to abandon a celebration.
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    Don't Imams grant exemptions for Ramadan in the case of exams?
    If yes, then lol. What's the point of religious observance if people can grant exemptions? :laugh:
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    This motion is in cessation.
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    This motion has been withdrawn.
 
 
 
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