Transformations in Islamic Education in Ghana

by David Owusu-Ansah

Interview with Dr. Elom Dovlo

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Dovlo, Reverend Dr. Elom
Biography: At the time of the interview, Dr. Elom Dovlo was serving as the Acting Dean at the University of Ghana. Formerly the chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Associate Professor Dovlo is also an ordained minister of the EP Church. His scholarship is on the church in the history of Ghana, but he also has extensive knowledge on the history of Islam in Ghana. He has served as thesis director for several M.Phil graduate of the department whose work had focused on Islamic topics.
Description: The purpose of this interview was to seek independent and scholarly reaction to issues arising from conversations with Ghanaian Muslim leaders. For example, had the national government supported secular education for Muslims sufficiently? What has been the historical relationship between Islamic NGO leaders and the traditional Muslim leadership? The conversation in this interview can serve as commentary on the others in this collection.
Date: July 11, 2006
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Legon, Greater Accra, Ghana
Format: Audio/mp3
Language: English
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: David Owusu-Ansah; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Digitizer: David Owusu-Ansah