About 26 students of Intelligence Quotient Academy Garki, Abuja, yesterday graduated from the school's special class in Qur' anic recitation and pronunciation.
A breakdown of the figure shows 11 girls and 15 boys, among them, Muhammad Ahmad Tijjani and Aisha Ibrahim completed the programme, which is the second edition organized by the school.
Each of the graduands was made to recite different verses of the Holy Qur' an offhand and they marveled with their skills.
Aliyu Musa, a junior secondary two (JSS 2) student of the school, read a sermon titled 'Inimitability of the Holy Qur' an, while Hawwah Ibrahim and Abdul-Hafeez Akinshola, also of JSS 2, made recitations from the Holy Book.
In a remark at the event, chairman of Bukar Education Foundation, Engr. Mustapha Bukar, represented by the school's director, Alhaji Nuhu Bukar, said the Holy Qur' an is very Glorious that whoever knows how to recite it will never find anything in life or subject difficult to read. He called on parents to always encourage their children to read the Holy Qur' an at home.
Also speaking, Mallam Yusuf Daura, assistant head teacher administration of the school, said it is a policy in the school that no student can graduate without finishing Quranic recitation classes and western education.
Highlights of the event were a lecture by Mallam Ahmad D. Pali and the presentation of certificates to the graduands.