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Nusrat lays foundation stone for new library

Mar 25, 2011, 1:50 PM

The Amir of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat who is also the chairman of the Board of Governors of Nusrat Senior Secondary School on 22nd March 2011 laid the foundation stone for a modern library at the school.

According to the school authorities, the library will have all the modern facilities, and would be a centre of excellence.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. KS Bojang, the principal said that the estimated cost of this project is 1.8 million dalasis.

"The school has felt the need to upgrade its library to enhance teaching and learning. This will also serve as a resource and research centre for both staff and students. It is, therefore, a step in the right direction," he said.

He expressed gratitude to Hadrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Supreme Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim community for granting the school the funds for this project.

Also speaking at the ceremony was Mr. JSA Kemokai, Director of the Nusrat Management and Accountancy Training Centre, who stressed the need for a fully-equipped library for the enhancement of the teaching and learning environment.

Mr Baba Ceesay, the Imam of Farato village, and a parent, speaking at the ceremony, said that the reputation of Nusrat Senior Secondary School in this country requires its management to constantly improve on its infrastructure and maintain standards. He opined that it is even necessary to build sister schools so as to enroll more children.

Board chairman Maulana Baba F. Trawally said that Islam lays great importance on the seeking of knowledge, citing the fact that the first commandment given to the Holy Prophet of Islam was to read.

He said that Islam teaches us to serve mankind, and to be kind and considerate to each other.

He said that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat has two roles: to uplift the moral and spiritual standards of man, and to serve Allah's creation regardless of creed, colour or ethnicity.

He said that the Ahmadiyya Jamaat has been engaged in this service ever since its founding, and will continue to do so.

He used the opportunity to reveal that, on the 23rd of March, the foundation stone of a new block at Mbullum Ahmadiyya Middle School will be laid. He said that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat will build more schools and clinics in the service of the Gambian public.