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World Islamic Call Society trains Arabic/Islamic teachers

Sep 13, 2013, 12:34 PM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

The World Islamic Call Society (WICS), a Libyan Islamic organization in the country, yesterday concluded a weeklong training for Arabic/Islamic teachers.

The training, held at the WICS skills and vocation training centre in Kotu, was attended by 30 teachers from across the country.

The topics treated included teaching methodologies, curriculum development and others.

Speaking on the occasion, Naser Takazi, director of WICS in The Gambia, congratulated the trainees for the successful completion of the training.

He reaffirmed his organization’s commitment to the promotion and propagation of the teaching of Islam in the country.

Speaking earlier, Alhagie Ahmed Banding Drammeh, a prominent Islamic scholar in the country and former Gambia Supreme Islamic Council president, thanked the Libyan organization for the opportunity given to Gambian teachers.

According to the Brikama Islamic Institute principal, education is very important and building the capacity of teachers is a step in the right direction.

He hailed the current WICS country director for his pro-activeness and hard work in strengthening the work of the organization in the country.

Sheikh Issa Darboe, general secretary from the Secretariat of Islamic and Arabic Education in The Gambia (AMANA), also hailed the initiative of organizing such refresher courses for teachers.

He also thanked the organizers and the course trainers for making it a success, while urging the participants to put the knowledge into good use.

Oustass Muhamed Sanuwo, a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, salutes the WICS for its contribution to the development of the country.

Mr Sanuwo, while reaffirming the Gambia’s continued collaboration with WICS, also recalled that The Gambia was among the first countries to recognize the Libyan National Transitional Government during the 2011 revolution in the North African country.

Meanwhile, the closing ceremony was attended by officials from the Libyan embassy in Banjul and ended with presentation of certificates to the participants.