The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, MSSN, Lagos State Area Unit will be staging a virtual camping programme for no fewer than 10,000 participants cut across secondary schools, higher institutions of learning and workers.
Themed, The Priority, the virtual 109th Islamic Vacation Course (IVC) is scheduled to run from Thursday, December 24, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021.
Speaking with Muslim News, the Amir of the Lagos State chapter reputed to be the most active chapter in Nigeria, Mal. Miftahudeen Thaani said unlike the previous editions held at the society’s Human Capital Development Centre (HCDC) in Epe area of Lagos, this year’s IVC was designed as virtual in order to mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19 as a second wave of the pandemic has since hit the country.
According to him, “The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit (MSSNLagos) wishes to inform our members, parents, teachers, and head of schools that the 109th December Islamic Vacation Course is holding virtually.
“This is to ensure the safety of our delegates and prevent any unforeseen circumstances in the wake of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and security challenges, especially kidnapping, in the country,” he noted.
In a move to lessen the financial burden on the teeming members, especially the secondary school students, the Muslim students’ body has made the registration for participation free for all delegates.
While expressing his appreciation to all the lovers and supporters of the society, the Amir, MSSN Lagos encourages members, philanthropists, including the delegates to donate generously towards the success of this year’s IVC.
Amir Thanni said that the leadership of MSSN in Lagos State is not organising any physical IVC camp for delegates at the Human Capital Development Centre, Epe, this year, adding that, all their programmes would hold online from December 24, 2020 to January 1, 2021.
The 6-day virtual camp which is the first of its kind will feature soul-inspiring lectures, spiritual diets, academic talk, entertainment and other sessions to be facilitated by a line up of leading Islamic scholars and Muslim professionals in Nigeria.
Among them are Sheikh (Prof.) Salisu Shehu (Assistant National Secretary, NSCIA), who will be speaking on the “Effect of Out of School Children on Nation Building” at the Academic Summit on Day 1.
Students and other delegates are expected to join the camping programmes through the society’s social media platforms from their homes. Read more HERE
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