By Yemi Adebowale
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Federal Ministry of Education to include two Islamic Studies books written by the late Justice Muhammad Bashir Sambo in the secondary school curriculum for all Federal Government Colleges.
He gave the directive in Kaduna while launching the reviewed editions of the books which were first published in 1974.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, who represented the President said such books was needed at a time moral and religious values in the country were declining.
Buhari commended the co-authors for updating and structuring the books to match the new secondary school curriculum.
The chairman, Board of Trustees of Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation, Alhaji Umar A. Mutallab, said the Bashir Sambo Centre for Islamic Da’awah was established by disciples and associates of late Justice Sambo in order to immortalise and inspire the legacy of the late sage.
The Islamic Studies for Secondary Schools, co-sponsored by the Bashir Sambo Centre for Islamic Da’awah and Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation in memory of late Justice Bashir Sambo, former Judge of Sharia Court of Appeal and the Code of Conduct Tribunal, were reviewed by Mallam Mukhtar Lere to conform with the current 6-3-3-4 educational system in the country.