Nigerian, Ghanaian scholars for The Criterion conference in Ghana

Madina Institute of Science and Technology

The Vice President of the Madina Institute of Science and Technology in Accra, Ghana, Prof. Mohammed Kamil and an Associate Professor of Physiology at the Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos, Nigeria, Simiat Elias will join other scholars for 10th biennial conference of The Criterion, an association of Muslim women in business and professions.

The event will hold at the Madina Institute of Science and Technology and Accra Technical University (former Accra Polytechnic) both in Accra, Ghana.

The professional Muslim group with bias for education and women empowerment is holding its first international Conference outside the shore of Nigeria.

The Criterion (Ghana District) will host their Nigerian counterparts between August 28 and 31.


According to National Ameerah of the Organisation, Hajia Fatymah Yewande Oyefeso, said the conference will discuss issues of women and Child upbringing.

Hajia Oyefeso, who is the Chief Host, said the theme of the conference is “The Role of Muslim Women and Child Upbringing.”
Other guest speakers include a Clinical Psychologist Revd Father Anthony Amposah, Chief Executive Officer of GDA Media Ltd, (producers of The Standpoint TV programme) Gifty Anti and Counseling Psychologist Asmau Ayub among others.

The Criterion Ghana Ameerah, Hajia Rashidat Malik, said the climax of the deliberation would be the second leg of the programme planned to hold at the Madina Institute of Science and Technology, Accra under the theme: “Muslim Child and Technology”.

Malik said eminent personalities from Nigeria and Ghana are expected at the event.

Hajia Oyefeso (the National Ameerah) added that the organisation had been in existence for about 30 years.

“Our members cuts across professionals from all fields of life and business juggernauts and technocrats e.g. Professors, medical doctors, lawyers, lecturers and business professionals, “ she said.

She gave the assurance that The Criterion would work hard to change the lot of Muslim women and children across the globe.

The name “ The Criterion” is the English meaning of the 25th chapter of the Holy Quran Al Furqan, the embodiment that Islamic scriptures which defines the difference between good and evil.

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