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Regional News of Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Source: GNA

Chung community gets Islamic school complex

A GHC 175,000.00 school complex has been constructed for the Chung community in the Lambussie-Karni District of the Upper West Region.

The school would serve as a branch of the Sakafia Islamic Educational Complex and is expected to provide both Islamic and circular education to the children.

It was constructed under the auspices of Ihsain Services Bureau with funding from Dr Mazeen from Qatar.

It has 50 rooms comprising classrooms, office accommodation and ancillary facilities with its current population standing at 370 pupils with 140 females and 230 males.

Speaking during the inauguration of the school, Sheikh Ismaeli Saeed Adam, Ashanti Regional Imam of Allahu Sunna Waljama, said the main aim of building Islamic schools was to train children for better job opportunities.

“It is also to inculcate in them the fear of the creator of heaven and earth and prepare them towards becoming moral, tolerant and God fearing individuals,” he said.

The Imam of the Allahu Sunna Waljama expressed the need for job creation in shea nut processing and agriculture production using modern systems of farming technology.

He, therefore, appealed to chiefs, assembly members, the government and public-spirited individuals to support in nurturing self-initiated projects to help facilitate development.

Mr Bom Kofi Dy-yakah, Lambussie-Karni District Chief Executive (DCE), commended Sheikh Adam and his partners for having the development of their communities at heart.

He said initiating such a wonderful project was in tandem with government’s vision to make basic education accessible to all especially those living in the remote areas.

Mr Dy-yakah noted that the assembly has a budget for self-initiated projects and would support the school with the basic needs.

He said government is doing a lot to improve on access to quality education in the district and cited the establishment of the school and the elimination of some schools under trees among other pro-poor educational interventions.

The DCE also used the opportunity to appeal to parents to enroll their children in the school to enable them acquire formal education.

He said the school would become a white elephant if parents refuse to enroll their children.