Transformations in Islamic Education in Ghana

by David Owusu-Ansah

Interview with Shaykh Muhammed Kamil

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Creator: Owusu-Ansah, David
Kamil, Ustaz Muhammad
Biography: Ustaz Muhammad Kamil is the proprietor of the Azariyya Islamic School in Kumase. He has over 500 students in this Islamic-cum-secular program. The secular component of the school adheres to the government secular curriculum that the Islamic education Unit of the Ghana Education Service supervises. Trained in Saudi Arabic, he continues to see the educational programming in that country as a model for his school in Ghana.
Description: The major theme for this interview was on the issue of secular education for Muslim children. Azariyya School is a Muslim-proprietor program that has accepted a government secular curriculum but combines it with the school’s own Islamic religious education. How do such schools, where almost all the students are Muslims, contribute to national integration?
Date: July 2006
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Kumasi, Ashanti, 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