Feb 21, 2012, 12:07 PM
Following an Islamic competition organised by the Khadid Ibn Waleed School among their students recently, four students were awarded scholarship and certificates by the proprietor of the school to encourage students to study Islamic Religious Knowledge and promote Islam in the country.
Three out of the recipients were awarded partial scholarships while one student was given full scholarship in the school.
Certificates and other prizes were also given to some of the teachers and other outstanding students in the school.
Speaking at the presentation, the proprietor of the school, Saad Mahmad, an Egyptian, hailed the students for participating in the Islamic competition.
He also thanked President Jammeh for supporting and promoting Islam in the country, while stressing the importance of young students to be proactive in the promotion of Islam.
Mr Mahmad added that he has no doubt that his school administration “is doing every thing possible” to encourage students of the school to intensify their participation in Islamic conference.
He encouraged them to continue working hard for the best interest of the students, who are tomorrow’s leaders.
For his part, the head teacher of the school, Sheriff Karamo Jatta, thanked his staff for making the event a success as well as the proprietor of the school who always ensures the school’s concerns are addressed.
Mr Jatta further stated that since the inception of the school his students have always been among the best in producing good results.
He then thanked the proprietor of the school for supporting them in the promotion of Islam in the school.
The Islamic competition was made successful with the support of the teachers, parents and the management of the school, he said, while advising the parents to participate fully in encouraging their children to read their books as well as in participating in Islamic competitions, as “there are many benefits”.
The headmaster also told the gathering that the school started from nursery one to grade six but now it has grown up to grade nine and upper basic school.