MUSLIM teachers have been implored to see their profession as a religious calling for which they would be called to account by Allah.
The admonition was given during a training programme organised for officers of the Muslim Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (MUTAN) held in Lagos last weekend.
Delivering a lecture entitled “Call to Islamic Duty: Muslim Teachers as Role Models,” an official of the Quality Assurance Department, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Alhaji Sulaimon Ogunmuyiwa, challenged Muslim teachers to see their work beyond salary as teaching is one of the professions regarded as noble by Allah.
He, therefore, urged them to see their students as friends and pay attention to their psychological, intellectual and physical needs in order to get the best out of them.
He also challenged them to display excellent Islamic traits in their dealings.
The pioneer chairman of MUTAN, Alhaji Olufemi Tiamiyu Bakare, in his own lecture entitled “MUTAN: The Journey So Far and the Way Forward,” traced the origin of MUTAN to a meeting held on April 27, 1997 in Agege, Lagos State, to fashion ways out of the problems confronting Muslims in the education sector.
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