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Take Muslim girl child education seriously - President Akufo-Addo (Video)

President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged Muslims to pay attention to the education of their children especially girls.

Addressing Muslims after the Eid prayers at the Independence Square, the President said the tool to address ignorance, poverty and disease is education.

He quoted Prophet Mohammed's admonition to believers that "knowledge is the lost property of the believer; let him or her find it where ever he will".

Acknowledging the financial barriers to education, the President rhetorically asked, "how do we seek knowledge as a religious duty when we do not have the means to pursue it?".

He said the government has tried to resolve this challenge through the introduction of the free senior high school programme.

Under the policy government will cater for the cost of tuition, feeding and accommodation for every senior high school student.