Muslim Female Teachers’ Organisation MUFTO has introduced loan scheme for Muslim female teachers for them to be economically empowered.

Chairperson of the organisation Zakia Hafswa Noordeen revealed this during MUFTO conference held at Maryam Girls Teachers Training College.

Noordeen said they thought of introducing the loan after realizing that female Muslim teachers are experiencing hurdles when discharging their duties.

“The loan will help the teachers to be independent and study for diploma and degree levels in order to increase employment opportunities,” she said

One of the participants Haneefah Liwanda expressed concern over discrimination on Muslim teachers in their working places.

Liwanda said “our views are not respected and valued when it comes to decision making and planning.”

In his remarks Sheikh Abdul Noor Fundi encouraged the female Muslim teachers to follow Islamic principles.

Principal of Maryam Girls Teachers Training College Al-Saeed Adam Nordeen said the institution is yet to start offering diploma program to primary teachers.

“Everything is ready but we are waiting for government to give us the permission to roll out the Diploma program,” said Noordeen.

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Justin Saidi said will give details of the program after government holiday.