Dr. Sheihk Osman Bawa Orlando, Ashanti Regional Chairman of Islamic Education Unit, has expressed worry over what he described as government’s continuous neglect of Arabic teachers.
He says they hardly get clearance and recruitment to teach at the various Islamic schools in the country.
He wants the government to pay immediate attention to the problem of unemployed Arabic teachers.
According to him, due to lack of enough competent and quality Arabic teachers in the various Islamic schools, Islamic Education in Ghana, especially in the Ashanti Region is on the verge of collapse and needs to be rekindled to inspire Children in Arabic Schools to learn and understand their religion.
Dr. Sheik Orlando passionately appealed to government to as a matter of urgency intervene to help revive Islamic education by recruiting qualified and trained Arabic teachers into the various schools within the region and the country as a whole.
He also called on Dr. Mustapha Hamid, Minister for inner City and Zongo Development to consider the progress of Islamic education and the welfare of Arabic Teachers in the Islamic communities.
He was of the view that Islamic schools are far behind compared to other religious or mission schools in terms of teaching and non-teaching staff as well as other logistics.
He says a conscious effort is required to bring Islamic education at par with other religious educational institutions in the country and the government should do well to consider that.
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