ILORIN – The Kwara Sate Government has approved N8.5 million for the sponsorship of final year students of Arabic schools in the state for the 2016 National Board of Arabic and Islamic Schools examination.
The chairman of the state Arabic Education Education Board, Dr Abdulkadir Oba-Solagberu, disclosed this in Ilorin at the Convocation ceremony for the students of Darul-Kitab Wa Sunnah Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies.
Oba-Solagberu, who is also the rector of the institute, said the fund was meant to fulfil the scholarship package for 2016.
The chairman lauded the state government for establishing a board for Arabic Education, which he said, was aimed at unifying and providing standard curriculum for Arabic schools.
He urged Arabic schools in the state that had yet to register with the board to do so for the benefit of the schools and students.
The rector charged the graduands to be good ambassadors of Islam, explaining that Islam was against extremism and terrorism
In his remark, Alhaji Musa Yeketi, the state Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, restated the commitment of the state government to uplifting Arabic Education alongside Western Education.
He assured the people of the state of an absolute youth enlightenment policy as well as aggressive reforms in the education sector in order to develop the area.
“The establishment of the Kwara State Arabic Education Board by Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed-led Government is one of the good things that have happened to the state.
“With the establishment of the board, nobody can establish Arabic School in the state without the approval of the Ministry of Education,” he said. (NAN)