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General News of Monday, 7 December 2009

Source: GNA

Ghana Muslim Mission to establish university near Kumasi

Kumasi, Dec. 7, GNA - The Ghana Muslim Mission is to establish a Univers= ity at Esereso, near Kumasi, Sheikh Dr Amin Bonsu, Deputy National Imam of th= e Mission has announced. It would offer programmes in Administration, Information Communicat= ion Technology (ICT), Banking and Finance, Accounting, Human Resource Managem= ent and Theology.

Sheikh Bonsu, who is the acting Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Mission, was addressing their 51st annual conference at Abrepo in Kumasi.= He said already, the Mission had acquired land at Esereso in the Bosomtwe District for the project. About GH¢15,672,197 is expected to be spent on the construction o= f lecture halls, administration block, hostels, staff accommodation, auditorium, sports facilities, shopping mall and mosque. "Building a better education, the role of the Islamic Society", was the theme for the one day meeting. He said the Mission was determined to project a more positive image of Islam and support human development.

Sheikh Bonsu appealed to individuals and corporate bodies to support the=

Mission to successfully complete the University He used the occasion to counsel Muslims to carry themselves well in soci= ety and avoid any act that could create image problems for the Islamic religi= on. Mr Kofi Opoku Manu, Ashanti Regional Minister, pledged support for the construction of the university. He advised the youth to take education more seriously, saying, this was the only way they would become competitive on the job market. He encouraged parents to give good moral training to their children in order for them to contribute their quota to the development of the nation= .. 7 Dec. 09