Foundation Stone for Islamic School Laid

June 18, 2007

Author: Sheriff Barry

Source: AllAfrica.com

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The foundation stone for a new Islamic school was laid at Kerewan village in Kombo North recently. The school is being funded by the Tallinding Islamic Institute under The Gambia Islamic Union.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice President of The Gambia Islamic Union, Alhagie Musa Njie, said the union has built 136 Islamic schools across the country since its inception in 1963.

For his part, Husainou AM Touray, Principal Education Officer at the Department of State for Basic and Secondary Education who deputised for SoS Fatou Lamin Faye, said the government of The Gambia has adopted a "broad based" concept of education as the [most] suitable system, adding that his department is of a strong conviction that through partnership with other stakeholders, the Education for All (EFA) goals can be achieved.

He then commended The Gambia Islamic Union for the tremendous successes they have achieved, not only in spreading education in The Gambia and beyond but also in supporting the implementation of the synchronised curriculum materials.