Scholars task Nigerians on moral education
Reputable Islamic scholars and directors of the Mahmud Ahmadiyya College, Ikorodu have urged stakeholders in the education sector to entrench good morals in the teaching of young Nigerians as a way of fighting endemic corruption in the country.
The Amir of Ahmadiyyah Muslim Jamaat Nigeria, and Executive Director of the school, Dr. Mashuud Adenrele Fashola, at the press conference to commemorate the 21st anniversary of Mahmud Ahmadiyya College in Lagos, said they established the school to serve Allah and also indoctrinate the students with positive social desirable values that will prepare them for their future endeavours and the hereafter.
Lamenting high level of corruption in the country, he enjoined government to sanitise the public schools in Nigeria suggesting that many of them are lacking moral education.
“Educational system in Nigeria today is destructive. The greatest weapon to develop a country is education and Nigeria has not started. Corruption is increasing by the day. We want to correct all these things, and that is what we stand for,” he said.
The Corporate Affairs Director of the school, Alhaji Lakunle Bello, said the school has contributed immensely to the development of the national economy in the past 21 years, as many of its graduated students have emerged as professionals.
He noted that plans are in the pipeline by the Ahmadiyya to establish a technical college and expands its hospital base to Abuja and Oshogbo among others.
The Principal, Mahmud Ahmadiyya College, Alhaji Ibrahim Ogunmola, said the school was established in May 1994 under the auspice of Fadhl-i-Omar Ahmadiyya Muslim Education Organisation and grew to its prestigious position today.
Recounting the glories of the school, he said: “Mahmud Ahmadiyya College attaches great importance to the acquisition of Islamic education and practices. We therefore thrilled when a student memorises Quran on record time and renders recitation in melodious tones. We fill fulfilled when students struggle to be in front rows in the mosque. We are happy when our students return with prizes from competition. We feel good when our students make good grades in SSCE, WAEC and NECO exams,” he said.
He was proud that the school paraded crop of highly trained and well-behaved students, who have commendable morals, while the teachers are well qualified with enviable qualifications.
As part of the celebration which span for a week from Monday28th September, 2015, the school is expected to hold awareness rally and Quran competition; Inter-School debate, spelling bee and novelty match; symposium; free medical service and thanks giving prayer/jumat service; Luncheon /award ceremony and Hafiz class graduation ceremony throughout the week.