NACOMYO SEEKS RECOGNITION OF TEACHERS
Lack of recognition and respect for teachers has been identified as one of the reasons for the falling standard of education in Nigeria.
Delivering a lecture at the Quran recitation and memorisation competition of the Agege Chapter of the National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO), The Missioner of Ansar-Ud-Deen Society, Agege, Imam Kamorudeen Kolawole Ola, deplored the continuous neglect of teachers while rewarding achievements of students they have groomed.
‘One of the reasons why the standard of education has fallen drastically in Nigeria is because of the treatment of teachers. I appreciate teachers in our midst. We give prizes to students who have excelled without caring for teachers who have groomed them. Not only in Quran recitation alone. Even in the secular world. When they go out on competition you only reward the students. You don’t remember the teachers who have taught them what they have displayed’, he said.
He also implored Muslims to emphasise importance of religious brotherhood, saying the bond of Islamic brotherhood transcends that of family relationship.
The Coordinator of NACOMYO, Agege, Brother Kabir Zakariyah Obayemi, emphasised the importance of Quran recitation and memorisation in Islam.
‘Reciting the Quran in a good voice softens one’s heart and makes it humble. Today the world of Islam needs the lesson that the Holy Quran teaches the nation; the lessons of resistance, steadfastness, immaculate life and Islamic dignity’, he declared.
He therefore charged Muslims to try their best to be more familiar with the Holy Quran and develop a relationship with it so that it would reflect in their attitude.
In the two Hisb category, Ali Ismaheel came first ahead of Al Ameen Idris and islamiyah Musa who came second and third respectively.
Habibulah Lawal emerged first in the One Hisb category while Asiah Ismail and Olalekan Ruquayah came second and third respectively.