Controversy Over U.S. $10,000 Islamic Schools' Subsidies

March 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: All Africa/The Inquirer

The Islamic Schools System says US$ 10,000 intended as subsidy for them from government has been diverted by some individuals.

The Chairman of the Islamic Schools System, Mr. Mohammed F. Kawah, said the amount was signed by the Muslim Congress School with the assistance of another Muslim who is a prominent figure in the Ministry of Education.

"When we contacted the Muslim Congress School, they acknowledged receiving the money and promised to pay but up to present not a dime has been paid to any Islamic school," Mr. Kawah said.

He stated that the Islamic Schools System wrote the Ministry of Education raising issue with the manner in which the amount was given to the Muslim Congress School alone instead of all Islamic schools in the country.