Thirty students of the Gibril Islamic Institute in Kenema city have received certificates at a well-attended graduation and certification ceremony at Al-Rahim Islamic Primary School compound.
The chairman of the occasion, Sheik Omar Abu Bakarr who works at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), said the institute had done a lot in promoting the Arabic language in the country.
He explained that, “those students who are fortunate to travel to the Arab world with the institute’s certificate will go straight into their universities”.
Sheik Abu Bakarr therefore encouraged all Muslims to support their children, brothers and sisters to study at the institute so that the country could boast of many Arabic scholars, as “Arabic is now one of the international languages”.
The city’s chief Imam, Alhaji Abdul Karim Morie Junisa, congratulated the grandaunts for their success after six years of study.
He called on the grandaunts to behave themselves well wherever they found themselves as they were now ambassadors of the institute.
A former student of the institute, Ostad Ibrahim Mohamed Koroma, recited a portion of the Holy Quran.
Meanwhile, as Kenema has been upgraded to a city the institute will soon be upgraded to a university.