Sheikh Toffic Abdul-Rahman, an Islamic Scholar, said it was an obligation under Islam to give Muslim women education and that any deviation was unacceptable and counter-productive not only to their own progress but the nation in general.
He was speaking at the graduation ceremony of the Nurul Ameen Islamic School at Asawasi in Kumasi on Thursday.
“Quran and education – the guide to life” was the theme for the event.
Sheikh Abdul-Rahman reminded Muslims to embrace secular education, saying that was the only way they could acquire knowledge and skills to lead productive lives.
He commended the school for the tremendous contribution it was making towards assisting to improve the knowledge base of the youth.
He used the occasion to invite philanthropists to help mobilize resources in support of the development of the school’s infrastructure and the expansion of its facilities.
Mr Joseph K. Onyinah, the Ashanti Regional Director of Education, in a speech read for him, counseled against pushing young girls into early marriages.
Such practice, he said, was unhelpful to their progress and must be discouraged.