Glisten International Academy Jabi, Abuja at the weekend graduated its second set of students in Qur'an recitation. The school runs an Islammiyyah along other curriculums, where pupils and students are taught how to recite the Quran among others.
Speaking at the event on Sunday, Proprietress and Executive Director of the school, Hajiya Semira Jebril urged parents not to shy away from their duties and responsibilities to their children.
She said parenting goes beyond providing the money for the school fees of the children.
"Parenting means teaching your child, providing for your child, spending quality time with your children, thereby educating them holistically, especially in the way of Allah. As young as they are, they can now recite the glorious Quran," Hajiya Semira said.
She urged Nigerians to live in peace with one another irrespective of religious and ethnic affiliation, saying, "If God so wished, he would create all of us Muslims, or create us all black or white. But He created us differently so we can draw from one another's strength."
Coordinator of the Islamiyyah classes, Ustaz Miftau-Jannah Abubakar urged parents to personally monitor the academic progress of their children to complement the effort of the teachers.
Ustaz Abubakar noted that the mother was the best teacher to the children as she remains the closest to them at their impressionable age.
The graduating students consisting of five males and five female, including Abdulganiyu Babatunde, El-Yusuf Babatunde, Fatimah Lawal, Maryam Modibo, Asmau Modibo, Muaz Modibo and Maryam Kaita. Others were Khadija Uthman, Muhammed Fika and Abdur-Rahman Muhammed.