The Imam of the Buea Central Mosque, Alhajj Mohammed Abubakar, has entreated parents in the Northwest and Southwest regions Cameroon to send their children back to school in September.
This was during the feast of Eid-Aldar (Ram) at the Buea Town Municipal Stadium Sunday, August 11.
In the presence of senior administrative officials in the region, Imam Abubakar frowned at the fact that the Anglophone Crisis has kept children at home for three years. To the religious leader, parents should take responsibility over their children as he said, “If we do not educate these children, we will have an illiterate generation tomorrow. For an uneducated society is an evil one.”
He equally tasked the regime of President Paul Biya and the Diaspora to work towards a common goal; that of peace, because “When there is injustice, corruption, embezzlement, and violence in a society, there is bound to be anarchy,” he stated.
The Muslim faithful were charged to shun vices and emulate Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) who obeyed the Almighty Allah, when he was commanded to sacrifice his only son.
Talking about the treatment given to women in the society, Imam Abubakar, while addressing the plight of women in marriages was addressed reminded listeners that “women are the power of our wealth in society. Treat them with utmost respect and integrity”.
With back to school being the major preoccupation, the Islamic Education Secretary for the Southwest regions, Hilary Hamza coined a slogan “do our kid no harm as they return to school.”