Commissioner wants school owners to partner govt

Plateau state Commissioner of Secondary Education, Elizabeth Wapmuk, has urged owners of Islamic and Qur’anic schools to partner with the state government for proper access to intervention and support.

Wapmuk made the call at the opening event of the 34th edition of Musabaqah Foundation for Qur’anic recitation competition in Nigeria (MFQRN) Plateau state chapter Saturday in Jos.

She said, “it is a source of joy that Plateau is among the best in Nigeria and the world. The state is known for its strides of coming 1st at both national and international competitions in Qur’anic recitation. We are so proud of that.”

Represented by a deputy director in the ministry, Ibrahim Haruna Kurgwe, Wapmuk said the competition and coordination of Islamic and Qur’anic schools will not succeed without proper organisation.

She urged that such schools should ensure that they properly register with the ministry so that it will further ease the ways of accessing intervention.”

The guest speaker, Sheikh Muhammad Umar, admonished Nigerians to constantly appreciate Allah for His protection and benevolence upon them.

Sheikh Umar, a lecturer at the College of Legal and Islamic Studies, Misau Bauchi state said: “We should always be contented with what we have lawfully gotten, let us be appreciative of Allah’s benevolence. 

“If you want good things supplicates to Allah, and follow it up with hard work, but do not relent on reciting the Qur’an at all times.” 

Sheikh Suleiman, who is the chairman of the event, while tasking the organisers on the need to divers means of sourcing funds for the sustainability of the completion, called on Plateau state and local governments to support the course.

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