Sunday, March 13, 2016

Should Fiji girls become Islamic scholars?

from the Fiji Times today: New institute opens for Muslim girls
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Update: 5:16PM A NEW Muslim institute was opened at Koronivia in Nausori today for females only. The school, which is run privately, will emphasise on teaching the Holy Quran. Students who graduate from the institute will be Islamic scholars who will be able to memorise their holy book. Not Apart from teaching the Holy Quran to the female students, the institute will also have sewing, cooking and embroidery classes for them.
Surely this is not the way of good education today for Fiji's girls. Sew, cooking, embroidery? Come on, what happened last week - International Women's Day - somehow didn't count!!!!! The best education surely is a comprehensive one - allowing girls to learn science, biology, languages not just religion and craftwork and learning one's place is in the kitchen! The photos below are of a better kind of education in Fiji - cross-cultural, multi-faith, boys and girls together. The first photo is of girls from Xavier College in Ba with sports awards. The girls in purple are from Dilkusha, one on right from Labasa.

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