JAMIATUL MUBASHIREEN, GHANA
A BRIEF HISTORY
Ahmadiyya Muslim Missionary Training College (A.M.M.T.C) started on 21st March, 1966 under the auspices of Maulana Ata-Ullah Kaleem, the then Ameer and Missionary-In-Charge, Ghana. The college operated on the batch system with an initial population of thirteen (13), comprising nine Ghanaians and four (4) Nigerians. Maulvi Muhammad Saddique Gurdaspuri Sahib was appointed as the first Principal with Mr. Jibreel Saeed as the Housemaster.
Transfer of the College
The college is now cited in Ekumfi-Ekrawfo in the Central Region of Ghana, having been transferred from Saltpond on 6th January, 2003. Historically, Ekumfi-Ekrawfo is the birthplace of Ahmadiyyat in Ghana, where the first Ghanaian Ahmadi - Chief Mahdi Appah hailed. This is the place where the first Markazi Missionary – Maulana Abdur Raheem Nayyar was received in 1921 after disembarking in saltpond.
Inauguration of new building
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (May Allah strengthen him with His mighty help), The Supreme Leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Worldwide, officially inaugurated the new building on 14th March, 2004 during his historic visit to Ghana.
Visits of Khulafa-e-Ahmadiyya (The Jama’at’s Supreme Leaders)
It is a mere grace of Allah the Almighty that three (3) Khulafa have visited A.M.M.T.C, Ghana since its inception. Hazrat Khalifat-uI-Masih III (May Allah’s Mercy be upon him), 3rd successor of Promised Messiah(as), visited A.M.M.T.C twice during his historical tours of Ghana in 1970 and 1980. And Hazrat Khalifat-ul Masih IV (May Allah’s Mercy be on him), 4th successor of Promised Messiah (as), visited A.M.M.T.C, in 1988. On March 14th, 2004, our beloved Huzur Hazrat Khalifat-ul-Masih V (May Allah strengthen him with His mighty help), 5th successor of Promised Messiah (as), set his blessed foot on the soil of A.M.M.T.C, Ekrawfo, Ghana. The Jamia was again blessed with the visit of Khalifatul Massih V during his historic visit to Ghana in 2008. Alhamdollillah.
Records available to the college attest to the fact that four hundred and eleven (411) students from twenty (20) different countries have graduated from the college. Since its inception in 1966, the college was run on batch system until January 2003 when it was turned to the yearly intake system.
The current teaching staff consists of nine (9) tutors out of which eight (8) are the Markazi Missionaries and one is a local English tutor. Maulvi Hameed Ullah Zafar has been the principal of the institution since 2004.
With the approval of Khalifatul Massih V, a separate section for Hifz Course (memorization of the Holy Qur’an) commenced on 1st March, 2005 with an initial student population of forty-two (42) from Ghana and three (3) from Burkina Faso. It is an integral part of AMMTC, Ghana. A Markazi Missionary, Hafiz Mubashir Ahmad Javaid Sahib, was made the Tutor-In-Charge of Madrassat-ul-Hifz. Currently, there are twenty (16) students from six (6) different countries and the institution runs on batch system. The duration of the Course is four (4) years. Having completed the memorization, an additional six-month period is fixed for revision (twice) and Tajweed Course.
Renaming of the AMMTC
In December 2010 Hazrat Khalifatul Massih the V graciously renamed the AMMTC Jamiatul Mubashireen (University of the bearers of glad tidings).