Seminaries in Indonesia are playing a
significant role in the development of mass literacy and in promotion of the
country’s national slogan “Unity in Diversity”.
This was said by Indonesian Ambassador Iwan Suyudhie
Amri, while addressing a seminar at the International Islamic University
Islamabad (IIUI) on Monday.
The seminar was held on the role of Islamic
boarding school and madrassas, and was organized by Indonesian students in
collaboration with the Department of Education, to celebrate the 90th
anniversary of Darussalam Gontor Modern Islamic Boarding School, East Java,
said a press release.
He discussed matters of mutual educational
interest with the IIUI Rector, Dr Masoom Yasinzai. Amri appreciated the university’s role in
providing quality education to its students who come from different corners of
Dr Yasinzai termed unity of Muslims, the key
to progress and prosperity. He asked educational institutes to nurture
students with lessons of tolerance, moderation and harmony. The rector further said that difference of
opinion must be limited to scholarly debate only. He also appreciated the
administrative and academic structure of madrassas in Indonesia.