The Ahmadi Muslim Students’ Association, University of Ilorin Unit has held its Annual Propagation Week (APW) between 16th and 23th July, 2019 amid important educative programmes.
The propagation week involves activities which include: educational event competitions, sports, Qur’an competition, Rishtanata seminar, excursion and symposium.
The organization of sporting and educational events was exceptional as not less than 13 games featured and 35 medals awarded to both male and female members of the Association.
Various games held were volley ball, football, athletics, ludo, scrabble, table tennis, while spelling bee, Qur’an and quiz competition were the educational events. The members were divided into four (4) houses which include: Sadaqah, Rafaqah, Amanah and Dianah; each of these houses was paired against each other in the events.
This year’s APW also introduced a grading system for the sporting events in the form of points for any game won. It was an idea gotten from an AMSA member to which the sport department of Unilorin AMSA was grateful for.
The first position is due to have a total of 20 points for each Gold medal won, while the second gets the total points of 15 for every silver medal won, the third gets the points of 10 for every bronze medal won and the fourth position gets 5 points.
This innovation gave the sporting and educational games a colourful and a very competitive outlook.
The overall winner at the end of the programme was Amanah, while Rafaqah took the second position and Sadaqah together with Dianah took the third position having scored same points.
In the same vein, an essay contest was unleashed to all undergraduate AMSA members across the country tagged AMSA UNILORIN 9th Edition of Mirza Bashirudeen Essay Contest.
The topic of the essay was ‘The Need for Inter-Religious Harmony in Advancing Global Peace’.
The participants were: Sulaiman Tesleem from Ilobu Muqam, Alonge Samiat from Unilorin, Odubiyi Abdul Azeez from Lautech, Aremu Yusuf from Osun State University, Wahab Sulaimon from Unilorin, Adesina Muhammad from Unilorin, Ajao Abdur-Roqeeb from FUTA, Abdussalam AbdulQayyum from Unilorin and Adeola Monsurah from Lagos State College of Education.
The second runner-up in the essay was Bro Aremu Yusuf Adetunji with a score of 65%, the first runner-up went to Bro Abdus-salam AbdulQayyum with 78% and the winner went to Bro Ajao Abdur-Raqeeb with a total score of 82%.
The markings of the essay contest went through four different stages involving a Christian, a non-Ahmadi and an Ahmadi Muslim and State Qaid (Kwara State).
The AMSA also organised Rishtanata for the members, which was graced by invited guests, Staff Adviser, Dr. A.A Owoade, Maulvi Abdul-Lateef Ilori and AMSA National President, Hafiz Abdurrofeeq Alaka.
The members numbered 46 were lectured on ‘Purpose of Marrying within the Jama’at’.
Likewise, the Association held its symposium themed ‘The Role of Religion towards achieving Global Peace’ at New Education Lecture Theatre (NEDLT), University of Ilorin.
The lecture topic discussed at the venue was ‘The Need for Inter-Religious Harmony in Advancing Global Peace’ amid 75 participants.
Dignitaries at the event were: Dr. Ogunde, Christian Lecturer; Maulvi Abdul-Lateef Ilórí, Muslim Lecturer; Hafiz Abdurrofeeq Alaka, AMSA National President; Alhaji B.O Balogun; Maulvi Rana Muhammad Akram, Central Missionary, Kwara; King Hussein Yusuf, President Tanke Jama’at and Dr. Mrs. G.B. Balogun, Dept. of Computer Science, Unilorin.
The Programme was such a gainful one in terms of knowledge dissemination and understanding more about Inter-Religious harmony in advancing global peace. Everyone on sit really did enjoy the programme as it created an argumentative aspect between the Muslim Lecturer and the Christian Lecturer. It also involved distribution of prizes to various teams that participated in some events.
On the last day, not less than 38 AMSA members also went on an excursion to Ado Awaye to round off the APW. On getting to Ado Awaye, they were welcomed and introduced to the King of the town. Ado Awaye which was formerly a major town under Iseyin Local Government in Oyo State and it’s presently the Headquarters of Araromi Local Community Development Area (LCDA). The beauty of Ado Hill is seen in the surrounding which remains evergreen through the year.