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General News of Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Source: GNA

Gov’t will continue to assist Islamic schools - Kofi Buah

Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah

Mr. Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, has said government will assist the Uthman Bin Affan Islamic School (UBAISH) to become a leading Islamic school in the country.

He said the school which started as a private entity but became a public school through his efforts in 2012, is currently counted as one of the best in the district and the Western Region.

Mr. Buah, who doubles as the Minister for Petroleum, said this during the Founder’s Day and fund raising ceremony of UBAISH at Kamgbunli in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.

He paid glowing tribute to the founding fathers of the school especially Sheikh (Dr.) Mozu for mooting the idea to set up the school in 2008 and commended the school authorities for having achieved a lot within a short time with more than 96 per cent of candidates passing the WASSCE yearly.

Mr. Buah said this feat was due to the collaboration between the District Assembly, the District Directorate of Education and the office of the MP.

The MP said he was in constant touch with Tullow Oil to initiate a water project for the Kamgbunli community as he continues to tar the principal streets in the town.

Sheikh Ismail Saeed, the Ashanti Regional Imam of Ahlusunn, said education is an essential component of Islam which God bequeathed to the Prophet Mohammed and entreated Muslims to pursue higher education and use the knowledge acquired for the betterment of society.

The Headmaster of the school, Alhaji Zakaria Osman said the school started with 62 students in 2008 but now has a population of 375.

He lauded the government for incorporating the school as a public entity and also lauded the efforts of the Kamgbunli community for their spirit of communalism in establishing the school.

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