Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has constituted an Arabic education board for the state — a fulfilment of his pledge aftermath of the corporal punishment meted on some Arabic students in Ganmo.
AbdulRazaq appointed a seven-person board, comprising top Muslim scholars, academics and community leaders versed in the subject matter.
Renowned Professor Mashood Mahmud of Kwara State University is the board chairman.
Professor Mahmud holds a doctoral degree in Arabic Education, and is a respected voice in the Islamic community.
Other members of the statutory board are: Dr Ahmad Abubakar Agbaje who represents the Proprietors of Arabic Schools in the state; Hajia Arabiat Hussein; Abdullahi Muhammad Namallam who represents the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT); Hajia Hafsat Titi Oloriegbe-Alao; Mumini Adebimpe SAN who represents the Ministry of Justice; and Abbas Nurein Sunkanmi (Secretary).
Recall that the government committee on the Ganmo Arabic school’s corporal punishment submitted its report calling for immediate constitution of the Arabic board to attend to all issues concerning Arabic education in the state.