Ashanti Islamic Education Unit Honours Teachers
4/14/2012 4:46:33 PM -
The Ashanti Regional Islamic Education Unit has honoured 21 dedicated and hardworking teaching and non-teaching staff of the unit for their commitment and sacrificial service towards the development of education in the country at a ceremony in Kumasi.
The theme for the awards ceremony was: “Sustaining the Islamic Education Unit - A Collective Responsibility” .
They were presented with household items including standing fans, gas cookers and suitcases.
The presentation coincided with the inauguration of the first phase of a modern regional office complex of the Islamic Education Unit, which would improve its administration.
The Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Mr J. K. K. Onyinah, said the development of people’s potentials could only be achieved through education, self-control and proper moral training.
He also said the nation could only develop when the youth had proper guidance and good moral training that suited the nation’s tradition and culture and appealed to parents and other stakeholders to help the youth achieve this objective.
He commended the Islamic Education Unit and Muslims for their role in promoting good, moral education that would make the youth responsible adults.
The General Manager of the Islamic Education Unit, Alhaji Baba Halid Yahaya, said the Islamic Education Unit had contributed immensely towards the promotion of education in the country.
He indicated that the unit had over 1,714 basic schools and four senior high schools which were promoting education in the country and added that being a missionary institution, the Islamic Education Unit would continue to abide by the dress code and laid-down regulations
to ensure discipline and good moral training at Islamic schools in the country.
The Ashanti Regional Manager of the Islamic Education Unit, Alhaji Amadu Abudu, commended the teachers working with the Islamic Education Unit for their selfless efforts towards promoting education.
He called for support from both the government and other educational partners to enhance the development of Islamic education in the country.