Two Guyanese Muslim Women to pursue Islamic Studies on Jordanian Scholarship

Prince Ghazi Bin Mohammad of Jordan
Georgetown, June 11, 2009:- Zohora Ally of the East Bank Demerara and Bibi Nazeela Bacchus of the West Coast Demerara along with Omar Rahman Mohamed Haniff of Georgetown, Iqbal Khan of Essequibo Coast and Abdul Hafeez Mahinudin of Berbice have been granted scholarships by Jordan to pursue Islamic Studies via internet video instruction.  These scholarships were offered to President Bharrat Jagdeo when he visited Jordan in March.  President of Central Islamic organization Fazeel Feroze accompanied President Jagdeo on his March 2009 Middle East diplomatic tour.

The objective of the scholarship programme is to educate members of the local Muslim community about Islam as a way of life that promotes peace, harmony and peaceful coexistence.  Prince Ghazi Bin Mohammad of Jordan made the offer, a Government Information Agency (GINA) press release said yesterday. Prince Ghazi is the Personal Envoy and Special Advisor of H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. The scholarships are expected to last two years and students will be awarded degrees upon successful completion of the programme. GINA said too if the students chose to engage in other programmes they will be given additional scholarships to pursue studies at the bachelor’s and master’s levels.

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