LIBERIA: Two Female Senators Propose Establishment Of Islamic University

Senators Joyce Musu Freeman and Geraldine Doe-Sheriff have told Muslim women in the country that the idea for establishing an Islamic University is long overdue.

Senators Joyce Musu Freeman Sumo and Geraldine Doe-Sheriff said they were awakened by the mammoth growth of the Muslim community nationwide
in a very unique way and will not hesitate to carve a university charter for passage by the Legislature.

Both ladies spoke last Sunday at a well attended function of Islamic women held in the auditorium of the Monrovia Vocational Training Center
(MVTC).

Senator Sheriff who initiated the discussion said the establishment of said university will in no way create division or discrimination
amongst Liberians and such opportunity will serve people of every religious divide.

The ‘Islamic University’ she said will be given the opportunity through Legislative efforts to get subsidy from government as done
with other universities across the country.

‘As a senator, I represent everybody, though a Catholic and so I will continue to champion the cause of every Liberian be it social,
political, economic or religious background,’ Sen. Sheriff stated.

Muslims themselves have been opting for said establishment for years according to several speakers but the effort of the two Montserrado
senators for them ‘Was like a dream being realized.’

The Muslim Women for Peace, Unity and Development is expected to cater to hundreds of Muslims with an intent to give them vocational training
and empowerment.

The Montserrado senator gave an initial sum of eighty five thousand Liberian dollars through her ‘Geraldine Doe Sheriff Empowerment
Foundation.’

She committed her foundation to remaining supportive in every way towards the advancement of women in Liberia.

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