Northern Regional Manager of the Islamic Education Unit Sheikh Issah Alhassan say as from the next academic year, the directorate would intensify its monitoring and supervision of Arabic teachers in the region.
According to him, the Unit would not relent in its efforts to ensuring that Arabic teachers in the various Islamic schools deliver to satisfaction in order to promote Arabic studies in Islamic schools across the region.
Sheikh Issah noted that as far as students from this part of the country will now compete with colleague Islamic students in the country, it is prudent for Management of the Islamic Education Unit to work towards ensuring that students from the North performed well in the Basic Examination Certificate Examinations (BECE).
Government is liaising with stakeholders to enable the Ghana Education Service (GES) to make Arabic a compulsory subject in the country.
However in an exclusive interview with Diamond News, Sheikh Issah mentioned that the northern region, known to be the hub for Arabic studies in the country would be too embarrassed if students from this side of the country underperformed in Arabic studies.
He therefore indicated that his outfit is putting in place mechanisms including strengthening its monitoring and supervision of Islamic schools under its umbrella.
“We have to intensify our monitoring and supervision to avoid an embarrassing situation where examination results would show that the north which is the hub of Islamic and Arabic studies had performed poorly than its counterparts in Accra or Kumasi. Therefore the northern region would set the best example for Arabic studies, for others regions to follow”, he stated.