Transformations in Islamic Education in Ghana

by David Owusu-Ansah

Interview with Alhajji Shaibu Armiyawo

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Armiyawo, Al-Hajj Sheikh Shaibu
Biography: Educated in government school in the twin-city Sekondi-Takoradi, Shaibu Armiyawo later attended one of the several Teacher Training Colleges that sprung up during Ghana’s First Republic. He also graduated from the University of Ghana’s Department of Religious Studies. He has been an active member of the Ghana Education Service Islamic Education Unit system since the mid-1980s.
Description: This interview and subsequent ones outside this project focused on the history of education in Ghana and the manner that Muslims in Ghana have reacted toward secular learning. The central issue is how best the Islamic Education Unit (as agency of the Ghana Education Service) can interest Muslims in secular education. The ability of the Unit to do so will contribute to sustaining religious tolerance in the country.
Date: July 11, 2005
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Greater Accra, Ghana
Format: Audio/mp3
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