A three-day training workshop organized by the Ministry of Education youths and sport for Arabic teachers in the Kenema district has ended at the Al-Rahim Orphanage compound at Nyandeyama section off Blama road in Kenema city.
Earlier the session began with a Quranic reading by one of the participants Mohamed Al-Amin Jalloh from the Badru Deen Islamic Mission in Kenema.
In his opening statement, the chairman of the occasion who is also the Deputy Director of Education (DDE) East John Swaray commended the organizers of the workshop Sheik Umaru Abu Bakarr and advised the Arabic teachers to take the training seriously and to be more attentive so that whatever knowledge they gained will be well handled in the class room at all times.
Mr. Swaray said teaching is a noble profession and that the training will enhance them with some of the methodology to be used in the classroom always. He advised the Arabic teachers not to pretend to the pupils that they know how to speak Arabic but to make sure that the pupils understand them.
He described teachers as representative of the prophets emphasizing that the prophets of God did not leave any riches as legacy but books of knowledge so that people who will come to represent him will teach others about how to gain the benefit of this world and there after.
The Deputy Director of Education concluded by calling on the Arabic teachers to be God fearing people in performance of their national duty.
In his contribution Sheik Abdul Rahim who spoke on behalf of the Islamic mission said it is not easy to succeed in this world without quality education. He therefore informed the participants that as teachers they should be sincere in discharging their duty because God will reward people who teach sincerely.
One of the participants Sheik Abdul Rahman requested on behalf of his colleagues that the Ministry of Youth and Sport should be organizing such kind of workshop from time to time as a refresher training there by keeping their batteries always charged.
The Regional Director of the Africa Muslim Agency Mission East Sheik Foaad Al-Naif in his contribution said that teaching is a sincere job and must be done properly and who so ever becomes a teacher should also be sincere in his or her dealings at all times especially in transferring knowledge to another person. He further said that participants should make sure that they teach the correct thing in their various schools because they will one day be asked on the day of judgment about what they teach their pupils to help their nation.
Mr. Francis Abdulai an officer from the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport earlier introduced the chairman of the ceremony. Madam Margaret Sheriff of the Ministry of youth and sport moved the vote of thanks.