By Ibrahim Bangura Secretary General 20 August 2012.
In a bid to revive Islamic philosophy in the university, the University of Sierra Leone Muslim Jama’at has started their school tour in order to encourage students of the various secondary schools to make either the Muslim Jama’at or SLEFES as their first point of call when seeking entrance in the university. The University of Sierra Leone Muslim Jama’at is a tripartite union of Muslim Student at Fourah Bay College, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences and Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM)
In his address at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School the Public Relation Officer Brother Amadu Bah said that their main aim is to encourage students to always enjoin to what is good and forbid what is evil, he emphasised that despite your status one should not every forget that the purpose of creation is to serve Allah only. He called on the students to love each other, respect elders, be kind to the less privilege and portray good attitude towards society,
Brother Amadu Bah who is also president of college of medicine outlined the aims and objectives of the association which includes to propagate Islamic consciousness amongst Muslims, how to maximize their academic principles in the University and to ensure that the principles of Islamic doctrines are adhered to. He reiterated that in the various campuses of the university there are mosques which will shape their Islamic ideologies as the various jama’at conduct different programs in order to contribute positively towards student unionism.
In his remarks the Vice Chairman Brother Senesie Mansaray encouraged the students to be studious in their academic pursuit and try to stay away from all forms of violence. He said that being at the university does not mean that one should involve in violence or belong to clubs that encouraged violence; he said most of the members of the union went through their academic pursuit without involving themselves in any forms of violence and they are successful and encouraged them to join force with the various Jama’at on campus to enjoin in good and forbid what is evil.
Brother Senesie Mansaray admonished them that the only way one will make it to the university is through hard work with five or more credits in the WASSCE examination. He prayed that Allah grant them success in their endeavours.
In another engagement at Government Model Secondary School statements were made by the Secretary General Brother Ibrahim Bangura and Brother Tawheed Lekan who implored the students to belong to the university Muslim Jama’at rather than involving in violence.
In an exclusive interview with the Chairman of the Jama’at Alhaji Mohamed Wusha-Conteh he disclosed that they have plans to visit twelve schools in the western area at a start but will try to engage more schools in the near future so that they will send a clear message to their brothers and sisters that going to the university does not mean you should engage in violence and to called on them to stay away from all forms of violence especially as we prepare for national elections.
Alhaji Mohamed Wusha-Conteh appealed to all Sierra Leonean to always think about their responsibility rather than just emphasising on their rights to do whatever they want to do. He appealed to students in the university to stay away from all forms of violence and addressed their grievances in a more peaceful manner.