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“Let’s emphasise education

By: James Harry Obeng,

An Islamic educationist, Abubakar Mohammed, has appealed to the leadership of the muslim community to place emphasis on the educational needs of the muslim youth in the country instead of fighting over matter of less significance to detriment at their development and spiritual growth.

He said there was the need to supplement the efforts of existing public and private educational facilities in the country in absorbing the chunk of the Muslim youth who are desirous to pursue higher education for a better future.

“Most of the time people paint the wrong impression about us, as being violent because most of our youth are always found engaging in unproductive ventures without working to secure their future”, said Mr. Mohammed, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Central Muslim Youth Development Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), in an interview with the Times on Friday.

Mr. Mohammed who is also the proprietor of Amibs Academy of Arts and Designs at Kasoa, urged muslim leaders to work towards the establishment of second-cycle institutions and universities to help in educating the youth for a better future.

“We must also work hard to set up scholarship schemes to sponsor our muslim brothers and sisters who want to be in the classrooms, most especially the brilliant but needy ones”, he said.

Touching on this year’s Hajj to Mecca, Mr. Mohammed implored the Chief Immam, Sheik Nuhu Sharabutu, and the Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, to broker understanding and peace among muslims.

“It is unfortunate that the organisation of the pilgrimage in recent years has been dogged with problems. “Whatever be the case, we must remember that we are one people following the footprints and teachings of one leader whose life extolled peace and understanding”, the educationist stated.

To this end, he urged Muslim youth to always concentrate on building successful careers that would transform their future for the better, and also cautioned them to dissociate themselves from any politician whose aim is to use them for wrongful acts.


October 16, 2008 - Posted by | News

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