Marriage For Foreign Scholarships?

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The National Muslim Council of Liberia has set the pre-condition for Muslim female students obtaining scholarship for advance studies in Saudi Arabia by getting married to a Muslim man.

The Vice Chairman of the council, Mohamed Kanneh is encouraging female Islamist students to take advantage of the scholarship programs to advance their studies in various professional fields in Saudi Arabia.

Sheik Kanneh made the disclosure at the end of a two-day training organized by the Liberia National Students Union in Saudi Arabia in collaboration with the National Muslim Council of Liberia in Congo Town recently.

“We do not want to coerce our female to getting married by force, but it is a guarantee that the female students will return home rather than abandoning the homeland,” he told the female students who participated in the training.

The Vice Chairman of the council, Mohamed Kanneh disclosed that the easiest condition for female Muslim students to gain the scholarship program in Saudi Arabia is to marry to a Muslim male preferably before applying for such initiative.

According to him, this is necessary in order to ensure the return of the female Muslim student and protect the dignity of Liberian female in the Islamic world.

No precondition set for male students?

Mr. Kanneh did not give any condition for Muslim male students to obtain the scholarship program to advance their studies in Saudi Arabia.

The Vice Chairman of the National Muslim Council of Liberia then cautioned the students to studious because there are lots of   professional fields of studies they survive on upon their return to home.

Fromm all indication, there is no Muslim female student benefiting from the scholarship program in Saudi Arabia under the auspices of the National Muslim Council.

Until now, there has been no information on the reason given for Muslim female students not being selected to benefit for the scholarship program under the supervision of the Council in Saudi Arabia, despite the availability of many Muslim females who could specialize in various professional careers.

 By Augustine Octavius, augustineoctavius@gmail.com/newspublictrust.com

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