The Provost of the College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies (CAILS), Ilorin, Dr Musa Abdullahi is not willing to stomach things anymore as he voiced out a message of SOS urging the Kwara state government to ensure the release of the required funds for the accreditation of the courses available in the College.
The Provost made the submission at the annual Ramadan lecture hosted by the institution. Abdullahi said that though the request for funds for the accreditation of courses had been approved about eight months ago, the government is according to him , however yet to release the money.
‘The delay in the accreditation of courses has affected the interests of the students negatively, those who have graduated could not collect their certificates while those still in school will definitely face similar problem. The delay has also affected our degree and the diploma programmes and it has stopped us from admitting new students.
This has reduced the number of students in the college and if urgent step is not taken, it may lead to the closure of the school that has been in existence for 27 years, but we pray such will not happen’ he said. The Committee of Unions of Tertiary Institutions (CUTI), of the college had last month given the authority a 21 – day ultimatum on the issue of the accreditation of courses, though it was followed by another 14 days ultimatum there was said to be no response from the state government which led to the current 7 days ultimatum for the government to address the matters.
Alhaji Abdulwahab Ilory, the Chief Imam of Afonta Central Mosque, Osun state who was the Guest Speaker at the Ramadan lecture, spoke on the topic ‘Curbing the Destructive Effects of Disunity Among Scholars: The Islamic Perspective’. Alhaji Abdulwahab who said there is the need for unity and cooperation submitted that Islamic scholars all over the world have different level of knowledge, gift and commitment to the religion