Academic progress of Muslim Schools in Colombo
A special discussion, chaired by Ash Sheikh Mufthi M.I.M Rizwe, under
the theme, 'Discussion on the academic progress of Muslim Students in
Colombo', was held at the ACJU head office recently with principals of
the Colombo District and NGOs operating for the academic development of
the Muslim community.
The event was presented by Ash-Sheikh A.M. Khalid Mahmud, coordinator
of the Educational Committee of the ACJU, who explained about the state
of education of the Muslim Schools in the Colombo District and the
report on a research on physical needs and conclusions made therein.
Ash Sheikh M.M.A. Mubarak, General Secretary of the ACJU, in his
welcome address said, he desires to do a long term participation in the
progress of education of the Muslim community in the country, and as the
first stage with the development of Muslim schools in the Colombo
Ash Sheikh A.C. Agar Mohamed, Vice President of the ACJU, in his main
speech explained the purpose of the encouragement programs for the
Muslim community's educational progress, vacancies of teachers for Islam
to be filled, teaching Islam to Muslims studying in non-Muslim schools,
making arrangements to fill the shortage of staff in schools, helping
the physical needs in schools and helping poor students.
He further said the ACJU was determined to develop education of
Muslims in Colombo District schools and requested principals to send
information regarding the needs and shortcomings in their schools.
Principals and representatives of private organizations also
presented the problems they faced in schools and practical issues, while
representatives of private organizations spoke of the way they could
help solve their problems.
Ash Sheikh Mufthi M.I.M Rizwie, President of the ACJU, said
discussions of this nature and the solutions arrived in the past has
achieved positive benefits, and the ACJU would look into these matters
in the future.