Transformations in Islamic Education in Ghana

by David Owusu-Ansah

Interview with Ahmed Tijan-Hassan

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Creator: Owusu-Ansah, David
Hassan, Ahmed Tijan
Biography: Ahmed Tijan Hassan is Principal of Falahiyya School in Cape Coast and it is part of the Islamic Education Unit of the Ghana Education Service. Tijan Hassan now directs a program that was previously a purely Quranic religious school. He was educated at the University of Cape Coast. Earlier in life, he studied at Quranic schools and therefore he is one of the many Muslims who have successfully combined religious and secular education in Ghana.
Description: The interview focuses on the challenges faced by the least endowed Muslim communities as they embrace secular education for their children at Muslim-run schools.
Date: July 24, 2006
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Cape Coast, Central, 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