By Alhaji Bashiru Zakari
The President of the Ghana Muslim Students Association (GMSA), Tahiru Abdul Samad, has called on Institutions, especially schools to recognize the religious rights of Muslim students and grant them their academic right to hold position in any institution they may found themselves to help promote the image of Muslim students.
According to him, as Muslim students, the aims and mission the Association is to sensitive students in the Muslim communities to play their social rules.
He averred that because of financial, social and religious discrimination. Muslim students are not given the right platform to excel in their academic pursuit due to their religious backgrounds which is gradually spreading in some schools in the country.
Abdul Samad made this disclosure at the maiden week celebration of the Association dubbed “Community development through revitalization of students’ leadership and advocacy, motto, knowledge, faith and Jihad.”
The Association as part of the celebration engaged in a number of activities including clean up exercise, a health talk and blood donation among other activities.
The GMSA President denied the rumors that Muslim students are violent arguing that in every household there is bound to be a black sheep.
He challenged Muslim students to correct the perception and work hard towards the eradication of violence in the Muslim community to pave way to rebranding the image of Muslim students.
He noted that it is time the youth get abreast with the growing peace building as it is the only channel to build a strong nation, and therefore the need to campaign for national peace build.
Tahiru Abdul Samad, used the platform to entreat to parents on the need to play their parental roles to ensure that the education of their children is made their priority of their families.