The Japan Motors Trading Company (JMTC) Ltd has donated a brand new Nissan pickup to the Islamic Education Unit (IEU) of the Ghana Education Service, as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The donation, according to the leading automobile dealer is to support the national headquarters of the IEU for the effective supervision of teaching and learning in Islamic schools across the country.
The recent introduction of the new educational improvement project in IEU schools called the as made the need for vehicles for key operatives of the unit even more imperative. It’s in view of this that
This was as a result of a request by the IEU to Japan Motors for support to enhance teaching and learning in public Muslim schools, following the introduction of the “Targeted Educational Improvement Programme” (TEIP) by the National Council of the IEU.
Handing over the pickup, Mr Salem Kalmoni, Managing Director-JMTC reiterated that the company had a strong commitment to its communities and had over the years supported many programmes in the areas of health, sports and education as a way of giving back to society.
“We are aware that the Islamic Education Unit last year underwent some restructuring with a new board in place, as such we are confident to support them to be more vibrant with their mission of supervising the quality of teaching and learning in the Muslim communities who are considered the most vulnerable in terms of access to education.” he observed.
“We thank the Ghana Education Service, the Islamic Education Unit, the Baraka Policy Institute (BPI) and most importantly the Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development, Dr Mustapha Hamid for gracing the event and supporting the call on improving education in the Muslim communities for them to be good citizens”.
Receiving the vehicle on behalf of the IEU, Dr Hamid said the ministry was working in collaboration with the IEU in ensuring effective implementation of TEIP.
“These days it is difficult to have companies that put ethical practices into their commercial activities but Japan Motors is an exception. Their CSR programmes are worth emulating; therefore I urge other corporate entities and individuals to take a cue from Japan Motors to drive the nation forward.
On his part, the Executive Secretary of the National Council of Islamic Education Unit, Rear Admiral Muhammed Munir Tahiru observed that the IEU since its inception lacked important logistics and governance system for effective teaching and learning.
He added that in the recent restructuring of the unit in collaboration with the Baraka Policy Institute, lack of means of transport had been identified as major challenge, and stressed that the donation of the vehicle had come at the opportune time.